New Attorney G. Nolan Thomas
Please help us welcome our new associate attorney, G. Nolan Thomas, who will be located at our Rapid City office location!
Small Business and Small Nonprofit Business Grants - Limited Time Period to Apply
South Dakota is providing grants of up to $100,000 to certain qualifying small businesses and small nonprofit businesses. The time period to apply begins October 13, 2020 and closes on October 23, 2020.
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.