- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- National board federation making accreditation decision does not act with state authority
- Casino magnate loses appeal of disciplinary ruling when he appealed initial, not final order in his case
- FAA revocation of commercial pilot reinstated after NTSB reduced discipline
- Court had discretion to withhold judgment on challenge of board authority until discipline charges against licensee resolved
- Board not required to name specific subsection of law in notice of discipline
Two federal courts recently upheld the authority of state cosmetology boards to regulate hair care and makeup practices.
In Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeal, Sixth Circuit, affirmed July 16 that the state board of cosmetology does have authority to regulate the practice of African hair braiding. The court rejected a challenge to the regulation brought by a group of hair-braiders and salon owners who claimed the license requirement had no rational relationship to health and safety (Bah v. Attorney General of Tennessee).
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