Monthly Archives: August 2016

Preliminary Injunction Standard from the State of Texas v. DOJ/DOE Case re: Federal Guidance relating to Transgender Students

A previous Whitt Law News & Knowledge blog post (found here) discusses the order of a U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas (the “Order”) that issued a preliminary injunction seeking to halt the impact of the Department of Education and Department of Justice’s Dear Colleague Letter regarding transgender students (the “Letter”). See [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Litigation Law News|

Court Grants Preliminary Injunction to Halt Impact of Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Transgender Student Accommodations

On August 21, 2016, Judge O’Connor of the Northern District Court of Texas issued a sweeping order (the “Order”) that grants the preliminary injunction requested in a lawsuit challenging the Department of Education and Department of Justice’s Dear Colleague Letter regarding accommodations for transgender students (the “Letter” or the “Guidelines”). The plaintiffs in that suit [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Education Law News|

Legislative Amendment regarding Interfund Transfers

Last week, Governor Rauner signed House Bill 5529, now Public Act 99-0713 (the “Act”). The Act amends Section 17-2A of the Illinois School Code, which pertains to interfund transfers. Section 17-2A authorizes school districts, by resolution, to transfer funds from: 1) the Educational Fund to the Operations and Maintenance Fund or the Transportation Fund, 2) [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Education Law News|

United States Supreme Court Issues Stay of Preliminary Injunction Impacting Transgender Student

Whitt Law has advised many clients as they address requests made by transgender students for accommodations. This is a rapidly evolving area of law. Over the last week, multiple appeals both supporting and opposing accommodations for transgender students have seen movement through the court system. Of particular significance is an order of the United States [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|Education Law News|

Section 15-86 of the Illinois Property Tax Code Held Unconstitutional in Carle Case

In 2012, the Illinois General Assembly enacted Section 15-86 of the Illinois Property Tax Code (the “Code”). Section 15-86 bestows a charitable exemption from property taxes upon hospital entities if the value of qualifying services that the hospital entity provided in the year for which it seeks an exemption equals or exceeds the hospital entity’s [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|Property Tax Law News|