In the mid-1990s, soon after the Toubon Law came into force, two French lobbying groups—the Association pour la Défense de la Langue Française and the L'Avenir de la Langue Française—filed a complaint against Georgia Tech Lorraine, the Metz campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
At the time of the complaint, all classes at this Lorraine school were conducted in English, and all course descriptions on its French Internet web site were in English only.
Elections are often interpreted as mandates from the public for certain kinds of action.
But since a politician is not just a symbol of certain policies but also an individual who might happen to have an awfully nice smile, it can be risky to interpret most elections as mandating anything at all.
Texas, however, isn't waiting for lawmakers to pass a bill regarding fetal remains.
Abbott had been talking with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for months about making a change, Abbott spokeswoman Ciara Matthews said.
Another broad provision of the law is that it makes it mandatory for commercial advertisements and public announcements to be given in French.One broad provision of the law applying to workplaces is that "any document that contains obligations for the employee or provisions whose knowledge is necessary for the performance of one's work must be written in French." Among other things, this means that computer software developed outside France must have its user interface and instruction manuals translated into French to be legally used by companies in France.The law includes an exception that "these provisions do not apply to documents coming from abroad", but this exception has been interpreted narrowly by the appellate courts.Texas' now-dismantled clinic restrictions required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and all abortion facilities to meet hospital-level operating standards.
Rules surrounding fetal disposal are found in other states, too, including Ohio, where in June, the state agreed to pay Planned Parenthood more than ,000 in legal bills as part of a dispute of such requirements.Abortion-rights groups bristled at the new regulations, which were posted online for public comment July 1.