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DOJ Issues FAQs on Service Animals

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued new guidance yesterday regarding the applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to service animals. The new guidance underscores the DOJ's 2010 revisions to the ADA regarding which animals qualify as service animals and permissible lines of inquiry about tasks the service ... Read More

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Drone Researchers See the Technology Grounded by Federal Safety Rules

Unmanned drones could very soon be delivering medical supplies to third-world villages, saving lives in disaster zones, and dropping packages on the porches of suburban American homes. Those and thousands of other uses are part of a future that Ella M. Atkins, an associate professor of aerospace engineering at the University ... Read More

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What Same-Sex Marriage Means for Employers

The Supreme Court's landmark decision left many questions unanswered. The U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled in a 5-4 decision that the equal protection guarantee provided by the Fourteenth Amendment to opposite-sex marriages extends to same-sex marriages. The opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, holds that "same-sex ... Read More

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