- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Licensee not entitled to second evidentiary hearing after 11 years of procedural up-and-downs
- Discipline upheld against psychologist who gave patient file to opposing counsel in lawsuit
- Complainant cannot force board to let him testify against licensee
- Formal recommendation by hearing examiner not required in order to revoke a license
- Licensee cannot dodge obligation to adhere to trade standards through provision in contract with customer
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The D.C. government failed to explain why a licensing scheme for tour guides, complete with a 100-question licensing exam, was necessary to prevent real harms to the public, the federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held June 24. Reversing a federal district court ruling that had upheld the requirement as only an incidental, limited burden on free speech, the appellate court said the licensing scheme was unconstitutional. "The city has provided no convincing explanation as to why a more finely tailored regulatory scheme would not work," wrote Judge Janice Rogers Brown.
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