Can a New Administration Undo a Previous Administration’s Regulations?

Maeve P. Carey 

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Following the election of Donald J. Trump on November 8, 2016, questions have been raised as to whether and how a new President’s administration can amend or repeal regulations issued by the previous administration. In short, once a rule has been finalized, a new administration would be required to undergo the rulemaking process to change or repeal all or part of the rule. If a rule has not yet been finalized, however, a new President may be able, immediately upon taking office, to prevent the rule from being issued. In addition to these administrative actions, Congress can also take legislative action to overturn rules. 

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Raise the Rainbow Flag: Federal Court Rules that Title VII Bans Sexual Orientation Discrimination | Joanna L. Grossman | Verdict | Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia

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The tides turned with an EEOC ruling in 2015, in which the agency concluded that alleged discrimination against a gay man–because he was gay–constituted a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal law banning employment discrimination on the basis of certain protected characteristics such as sex, race, ethnicity, and religion.  The EEOC sparked a second look at this question, decades after several courts had dismissively, and with little reasoning, concluded that the law’s prohibition of sex discrimination is not broad enough to encompass sexual orientation discrimination. The new case from a federal district court in Pennsylvania, EEOC v. Scott Medical Health Center, builds on a more recent trend, in which courts (and the EEOC) draw on more contemporary thinking about the nature of sexual orientation discrimination and its relationship to gender.

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GP Improvisational Acting in the Court House-Correction

Correction – the date for the first “Improvisational Acting in the Court House” workshop with Robert Galinsky is November 22 (next Tuesday) in NYC: We hope you can make it!

 

Details and registration:

www.nysba.org/store/events/…

Posted by Leonard E. Sienko, Jr. on November 15, 2016 5:47 PM

GP Improvisational Acting in the Court House

The GP Section is sponsoring Acting for Lawyers as a two-part program on the following dates:

Links to register for Acting for Lawyers:

November 11: www.nysba.org/store/events/…

January 10: www.nysba.org/store/events/…

 

Please register for this great program. Bargain pricing: $20 for GP members, $10 for attorneys admitted 5 years or less ($45 all others).

(Editor’s Note:  We received notice of the November 11, 2016 program on that day; i.e., too late to post or publish.  Enjoy the January 10th, 2017 program)

Beyond Citation – Critical Thinking About Digital Research

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Researchers, students, and instructors use academic databases to find scholarship on topics of interest. Yet it is difficult to get information about how these databases work and what materials are included in – or left out of – them. In response to this challenge, a group of students in a Digital Praxis Seminar at the City University of New York (CUNY) created Beyond Citation, a website dedicated to providing the public with information and analysis about major academic search engines. As of this writing, Beyond Citation features explorations of thirteen major databases, including Google Books, Project MUSE, HathiTrust Digital Library, JSTOR, and ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Each database record includes an Overview outlining what the database contains, available Reviews of each database, and information about Access. In addition, readers will also find a useful Conversations feature, which offers links to outside analysis and criticism about the selected database. Beyond Citation not only helps researchers critically evaluate databases, but also teaches researchers how to use these databases most effectively. [MMB]

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Jones Day and ABA develop VetLex legal referral network to provide pro bono help to veterans–ABA Journal

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS

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Jones Day is hosting programs at 18 of its offices on Friday to introduce lawyers and executives to a referral program being developed with the ABA that will link veterans to pro bono and low-cost lawyers.

The program, expected to launch in the spring, is called VetLex, report Bloomberg Big Law Business, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Daily Business Review (sub. req.). Working with the ABA, local bar associations and law schools, the firm hopes to recruit, train and certify lawyers to participate.

Legal advice offered through the network will extend beyond benefits disputes, according to a Jones Day press release. Help will be provided in areas such as landlord-tenant relations, family law, employment matters and business start-ups. The program will also link veterans to needed social services.

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In a world of change and transition: Which way forward? | Stephen P. Gallagher

Stephen P. Gallagher has a master of science degree in organizational development and is a lawyer transition coach at his consulting firm, LeadershipCoach.us. Previously, he was director of law office economics and management–one of the first bar association PMA positions–at the New York State Bar Association. He also maintains a Facebook page on the topic of lawyers in transition. Gallagher wishes to thank solo lawyer and friend Leonard E. Sienko Jr. for reading a draft of this article and sharing his own insights.

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Editor’s Note:  I was honored to be asked to read and comment on Steve Gallagher’s latest article on change and transition for lawyers as published in “ABA Bar Leader”.

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Steve Gallagher:

With so many long-time executive directors retiring, I thought this might be a good time to talk about life’s transitions–letting go of the way things used to be and then taking hold of the way they subsequently become.

The emotions involved in winding down one’s life work and transferring responsibilities to a new generation can be an intense mixture of pride, anxiety, and even loss. In my experience, people are increasingly embracing the idea of living longer, living better, and maintaining a balanced, vital lifestyle. People of all ages are seeking much greater meaning in everything we do.

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