- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Lenient discipline overturned because tribunal did not include required layperson
- Interim suspension order overturned for reliance on dated allegations
- Court affirms decision that attorney inappropriately engaged in legal practice by managing his law firm during suspension
- Decision to forgo further discipline returned to regulator for lack of explanation
- Licensee may challenge age disenrollment in court
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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