Updated Surveillance Protection Law
Legal intern Samantha Merrill reviews the updated surveillance protection law and its exceptions. As technology advances, so might the law. When it comes to the use of drones, this statement is particularly true. This past legislative session, South Dakota updated its surveillance protection laws, which went into effect last month on July 1 and is now codified as SDCL § 22-21-1.
Chiafalo v. Washington
“Every four years, millions of Americans cast a ballot for a presidential candidate. Their votes, though, actually go toward selecting members of the Electoral College, whom each State appoints based on the popular returns. Those few ‘electors’ then choose the President.” Chiafalo v. Washington, 140 S.Ct. 2316 (2020).
Sprouting a Business in Hemp
Among the early throes of a worldwide pandemic, an emergency was declared in order to legalize the growth, production and transportation of hemp in the state of South Dakota as of March 27, 2020. This Bill setup a regulatory system through the Department of Agriculture (“Department”) to provide for licensing, inspection, and promulgation of rules to ensure compliance with all applicable laws – local, state, and federal.
GPNA Tip of the Week: Land Ownership
Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP attorney Stacy Hegge writes a brief summary of the latest South Dakota Supreme Court case in Moeckly v. Hanson SD 45. In that case, the Supreme Court upheld the circuit court’s determination that there was no joint tenancy in real property owned by a husband and wife, and so upon the wife’s death, the individuals identified in the wife’s will were entitled to the wife’s interest in the property.
GPNA Tip Of The Week: Alimony
If you are currently paying alimony and you believe your obligation ends upon the occurrence of a certain event, such as retirement or reaching the age of social security eligibility, consult your attorney before you stop making those alimony payments. Once the event occurs, you may still need the court’s permission to end or reduce the alimony payments.
Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania
Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP Legal Intern Keely Kleven writes a summary of the United States Supreme Court's decision in Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania.