To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: June 2: U.S. and Arizona yield on immigration
Date: Mon Jun 02 14:50:25 MDT 2014
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TOP NEWS  June 2, 2014

U.S. and Arizona yield on immigration
The New York Times
The Obama administration has moved to drop its legal fight against what is arguably the most controversial provision of Arizona’s sweeping immigration law, the so-called show-me-your-papers provision permitting police officers to pull over people based on the suspicion that they are in the country illegally.
NCSL research on immigration
Feds to consider paying doctors for end-of-life planning
The federal government may reimburse doctors for talking to Medicare patients and their families about “advance care planning,” including living wills and end-of-life treatment options — potentially rekindling one of the fiercest storms in the Affordable Care Act debate.

EPA to propose cutting carbon dioxide coal plant emissions by 30%
The Washington Post
The Environmental Protection Agency will propose a regulation Monday that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants by up to 30 percent by 2030 compared with 2005 levels, according to individuals who have been briefed on the plan.

Tennessee turns attention to zipline safety
The Tennessean
Tennessee officials try to keep track of smaller zip-line operations that pop up as the activity grows in popularity. Two inspectors with the department are responsible for finding zip lines whose operators have not registered with the state.

Illinois joins debate over child custody disputes
The Chicago Tribune
In Illinois, the issue has been on the radar screen for years, reflecting the often adversarial nature of divorce itself. NCSL data cited.
NCSL child support and family law legislative enactments

Experts: Online gambling hurt by offshore betting
Associated Press
Internet gambling in the United States is off to a slower start than many had imagined, held back, experts say, by illegal offshore operators who are continuing to draw users and siphon off millions of dollars. NCSL data cited.
NCSL research on Internet gambling and lottery legislation.
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Unqualified verdicts in qualified immunity cases
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