Monday, April 20, 2009

Fla. Stat. § 6.01

What is the "Confederacy and Union of the United States"?

§ 6.01. Assent to terms of admission into the union The State of Florida assents as by the statute approved July 25, 1845, to the terms of admission of this state into the Confederacy and Union of the United States, and to the provisions of the Acts of Congress respecting the public lands of the United States in this state.

§ 105 ILCS 5/27A-5(g) and 5/27A-7(c)

Someone in Illinois thinks the way I do...

(g) A charter school shall comply with all provisions of this Article and its charter. A charter school is exempt from all other State laws and regulations in the School Code [105 ILCS 5/1-1 et seq.] governing public schools and local school board policies, except the following:

(c) The local school board may not ... condition its approval of a charter school proposal on acceptance of an agreement to operate under State laws and regulations and local school board policies from which the charter school is otherwise exempted under this Article.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Code of Maine Rules 94-348-004.11C

First, thanks to Rudi's legal research for directing me to this, the key point being that Maine allows single-sex boxing teams, but doesn't say for which sex.

Seeing the section in its entirety, however, what strikes me more is the following: is there really such a huge demand for (let's face it, it really is clear which sex gets the boxing team) women's boxing that (3) isn't sufficient?

C. Single-Sex Teams
An educational institution may sponsor single-sex team in interscholastic or inter-collegiate athletics competitions in the following instances:
(1) The institution sponsors a team for each sex in the same sport.
(2) The sport is boxing.
(3) The educational institution establishes one team in a sport and, as a result of athletic competition for places on the team, or the lack of interest of students, only the members of one sex become members of the team.

D.C. Code § 7-1703.03

Smokers are a protected class in DC. Who knew?

Prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of tobacco use
(a) No person shall refuse to hire or employ any applicant for employment, or discharge or otherwise discriminate against any employee with respect to compensation or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment, on the basis of the use by the applicant or employee of tobacco or tobacco products. Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting a person from establishing or enforcing workplace smoking restrictions that are required or permitted by this subchapter or other District or federal laws, or in establishing tobacco-use restrictions or prohibitions that constitute bona fide occupational qualifications.