Texas Judge Lets School District Limit Male Hair Length: Darryl George

TL/DR - A Texas judge ruled that the CROWN Act does not prevent school dress codes from limiting student hair length, disappointing Darryl George who was suspended from his high school due to his locs hairstyle. The Texas CROWN Act, which took effect on September 1, 2023, forbids discrimination based on hairstyles associated with a particular…

AZ Commission Appoints Gosar’s Head Staff as Chief Legal Counsel

TL/DR - The Arizona Corporation Commission has hired Thomas Van Flein, a former lawyer for Sarah Palin and current chief of staff for Congressman Paul Gosar, as its general counsel. Van Flein will be responsible for providing legal advice to the agency's five commissioners and overseeing all legal questions. Before joining Congressman Gosar's…

US Alleges Japanese Mafia Boss in Nuclear Materials Trafficking Plot

TL/DR - US prosecutors have charged Takeshi Ebisawa, an alleged senior Yakuza member, with conspiracy to traffic nuclear materials. Ebisawa is accused of attempting to sell uranium and plutonium he believed were intended for the creation of a nuclear bomb in Iran. The US Department of Justice claims Ebisawa and his associates showed samples of…

IRS targets personal use of corporate jets for tax audits

TL/DR - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intends to investigate wealthy executives who use company jets for private purposes yet classify the costs as business expenses for tax purposes. The audit, made possible by the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act, will use advanced analytics to determine whether the use of company jets is correctly allocated…