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Author Archives: Husch Blackwell

Commentary: Government hoping to increase placement of renewable energy projects on public land

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In order to keep pace with the federal government’s ambitious goal of permitting the production of at least twenty-five gigawatts of renewable energy through projects placed on public land by 2025, the Department of the Interior (the “DOI”) recently announced several policy changes to ensure developing renewable projects on public land is attractive and affordable for third-party developers and investors.

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Commentary: Supreme Court holds that emotional distress damages are not available under Title VI, Title IX, and other spending clause statutes

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In Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C., the U.S. Supreme Court held that a plaintiff suing under Title VI (prohibiting race, color, and national origin discrimination), Title IX (prohibiting sex discrimination), the Rehabilitation Act (prohibiting disability discrimination), and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) may not recover emotional distress damages.

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