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Posts from May 2023.
Supreme Court Wetlands Ruling - Better For Business

The United States Supreme Court has issued a ruling clarifying which wetlands can be regulated by the federal government under the Clean Water Act. In a 5-4 vote, SCOTUS ruled that wetlands can only be regulated under the Clean Water Act if they have a "continuous surface connection" to a larger, regulated body of water such as a river, lake, or ocean. 

Montana Bans TikTok 

On May 17, 2023, Montana became the first state to fully ban TikTok with Senate Bill 419.  Effective January 1, 2024, TikTok will be prohibited from operating within the state.  The law cites concerns about users’ privacy, national security concerns due to TikTok’s parent company ByteDance’s affiliation with China, and potentially dangerous content impact on minors.  


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