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  • New York's Global Warming Suit Against Oil Companies Tossed

    07/19/2018 1:13:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Business Week (link only) | 7/19/18 | Bob Van Voris
    Posting Bloomberg stuff is verboten on FR, so here is a link to the article
  • Janus Is Only the Beginning

    07/19/2018 6:41:10 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 6 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 19 July 2018 | Steven Greenhut
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case has heartened conservatives throughout the nation, especially in non-right-to-work states such as California that require public employees to pay dues to their respective unions. Janus will, over time, reduce the power of these unions as they are forced to spend more time wooing members — and they will have less disposable cash to control state legislatures and city councils.
  • Bush-appointed Judge Announces End to National Borders, Suspends Deportations

    07/17/2018 6:23:38 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 37 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 16, 2018 | Daniel Horowitz
    We all knew this feigned outrage over separating families had nothing to do with separating families, but with ensuring a steady flow of poor and dangerous elements into our country to be released into our communities and never heard from again. Now we have the proof. After the Trump administration marshalled all its security resources away from our border priorities in order to reunite the families, district Judge Dana Sabraw has now placed a halt on their deportations, even as unified family units... Sabraw, a George W. Bush appointee, is the same judge who legislated from the bench that the...
  • Christian College Wins [Federal Court] Legal Battle Against Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

    07/07/2018 7:33:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jul 6, 2018 | Samuel Smith
    A federal court has granted a Christian liberal arts college in Pennsylvania a permanent injunction against the Obama-era abortion pill mandate that required the school to be complicit in providing health care coverage that violated its religious convictions. On Thursday, Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted permanent relief to Geneva College, a liberal arts school affiliated with the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. Conti ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services Obamacare contraception mandate violated the college's rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by requiring...
  • NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship Question

    07/04/2018 4:24:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 59 replies
    SW Dutchess Daily Voice ^ | 07/04/2018 | Zak Faila, Joe Lombardi
    NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship QuestionCiting “bad faith,” a federal judge has ordered President Donald Trump’s administration to disclose additional information regarding its decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Judge Jesse Furman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York announced on Tuesday that lawyers representing the government must produce a log of documents that were being withheld, as well as provide an explanation for why the administration did so. Furman further demanded that the government include documents from the Commerce and Justice Departments...
  • Supreme Court throws out ruling in case protecting unions from class-action lawsuits

    07/03/2018 7:00:04 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 02, 2018 | Sean Higgins
    Organized labor, already reeling from a potentially major financial hit thanks to a Supreme Court ruling last week that could result in millions of public-sector workers cutting off funding, could be subject to another blow from the justices: class-action suits from those workers seeking to get paid back from the unions. In a little-noticed action, the Supreme Court invalidated a ruling last week by the 7th Circuit Court denying class-action certification in a case called Riffey v. Rauner. The case involved nonunion state-subsidized Illinois home healthcare workers seeking to be repaid the funds that for years they were forced to...
  • Five justices cannot break the solidarity of America’s unions

    06/29/2018 9:28:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/18 | Lee Saunders
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 is a ruthless and brazen attack on the freedom of working people. It caps off a shocking Supreme Court term, which saw the justices threaten the rights of women, LGBTQ people, Muslims, and now public service workers. The 1.6 million members of AFSCME keep American communities safe and strong through their selfless service. We are social workers, EMTs, corrections officers, school custodians and more. We plow the roads, drive the school buses and pick up the trash. But that is apparently not enough to get a fair hearing before...
  • Supreme Court rules nonunion workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions

    06/27/2018 7:38:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 27, 2018 | Tucker Higgins
    Plaintiff Mark Janus passes in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after a hearing on February 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. The court is scheduled to hear the case, Janus v. AFSCME, to determine whether states violate their employees' First Amendment rights to require them to join public sector unions which they may not want to associate with. Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty Images Plaintiff Mark Janus passes in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after a hearing on February 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. The court is scheduled to hear the case, Janus v. AFSCME, to...
  • Supreme Court deals blow to public-sector unions, ruling against 'fair-share' fees

    06/27/2018 7:11:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 197 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2018 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that pubic sector unions for state and local employees can’t force non-members to pay a “fair-share” union fee. In a 5-4 ruling Tuesday, the court said the extraction of agency fees from non-consenting public sector employees violates the First Amendment. The case centers on an Illinois law, similar to those in 22 other states, that allow public-sector unions to collect a “fair-share fee” from employees for non-political activities like collective bargaining, regardless of whether those employees belong to the union or not. Mark Janus, a state child support specialist at the center of the case,...
  • More Winning at SCOTUS!

    06/27/2018 7:04:17 AM PDT · by luv2ski · 174 replies
    SCOTUS ^ | June 27, 2018 | SCOTUS
    JUSTICE ALITO delivered the opinion of the Court. Under Illinois law, public employees are forced to subsi­ dize a union, even if they choose not to join and strongly object to the positions the union takes in collective bar­ gaining and related activities. We conclude that this arrangement violates the free speech rights of nonmem­ bers by compelling them to subsidize private speech on matters of substantial public concern. We upheld a similar law in Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed., 431 U. S. 209 (1977), and we recognize the importance of following precedent unless there are strong reasons for...
  • SCOTUS just quietly overturned decision allowing internment of Japanese-Americans in WWII

    06/26/2018 1:56:40 PM PDT · by NRx · 118 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06-26-2016 | Reuters
    The Supreme Court just quietly overturned a decision that upheld the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II as part of a ruling upholding President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban that primarily targets majority-Muslim countries. During World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which led the US government to force more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent into detention camps. The decision overruled by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Korematsu v. United States, was centered around a man named Fred Korematsu, a Japanese-American who refused to comply with the order. On December 18, 1944, the Supreme...
  • Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

    06/26/2018 7:41:46 AM PDT · by catnipman · 126 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/26/2018 | Pete Williams
    The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, upheld President Donald Trump's restriction on travel to the United States from a handful of Muslim countries on Tuesday, giving the White House its first high court victory on the merits of a presidential initiative.
  • California Cannot Force Pro-Life Centers to Advertise Abortion Services, Supreme Court Rules

    06/26/2018 8:25:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that a California law that compels pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion services is unconstitutional. In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas and released Tuesday, the high court ruled in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra that the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act "unduly burdens protected speech." "The unlicensed notice imposes a government-scripted, speaker-based disclosure requirement that is wholly disconnected from California's informational interest," wrote Justice Thomas. "California has offered no justification that the notice plausibly furthers. It targets speakers, not speech, and imposes...
  • SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN. Wow!

    06/26/2018 8:22:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter ^ | June 26, 2018 | President Trump
    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN. Wow!
  • Judge sides with ACLU in voter registration fight, orders Kobach to go to school

    06/18/2018 8:32:11 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 40 replies
    cjOnlinec.om ^ | 06/18/2018 | Sherman Smith
    U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson on Monday ruled a Kansas law that requires new voters to prove citizenship is unconstitutional and ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to return to school as punishment for repeated violations of court rules. Her 118-page ruling sides with the American Civil Liberties Union in a two-year legal battle over the law’s burden and effect on elections. She provided a damning assessment of Kobach’s witnesses, calling their evidence flawed, invalid, biased, irrelevant, unreliable and untrustworthy.
  • Supreme Court allows Ohio voter purge

    06/11/2018 7:57:15 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 88 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | 11 June 2018 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. A handful of other states also use voters’ inactivity to trigger a process that could lead to their removal from the voting rolls. Justice Samuel Alito said for the court that Ohio is complying with the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. He was joined by his four conservative colleagues. The four...
  • The Supreme Court Let Me Live My Faith Again

    06/08/2018 7:49:52 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 7, 2018 | Jack Phillips
    The Supreme Court’s ruling this Monday on my case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, helped determine that people of faith remain free to pursue our chosen vocations. . . . after decades of developing my craft, my home state took it away from me. My case started in 2012 when I was asked to design a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage. I politely declined that request because of my religious beliefs about marriage. But I told the customers that I would sell them anything else in my shop, or create a cake for them for a different...
  • Supreme Court throws out lower-court decision that allowed immigrant teenager to obtain abortion

    06/04/2018 7:45:02 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 37 replies
    Compost ^ | 06/04/2018 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a lower court’s decision that allowed an undocumented immigrant teenager to obtain an abortion over the protests of the Trump administration. The action, which came in an unsigned opinion without noted dissents, throws out a precedent that might allow other teenagers in the same circumstance to obtain an abortion.
  • SCOTUS sides with Christian baker in same-sex wedding cake case

    06/04/2018 9:31:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11:32 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The Supreme Court granted a limited victory Monday to a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple, finding the state showed fierce hostility toward his Christian beliefs when it ruled he broke the law with his refusal. The 7-2 decision sends the case back to Colorado with firm instructions to give Jack Phillips, the Christian baker, a fair hearing. But the ruling does not establish a First Amendment right to refuse services to same-sex couples, as Mr. Phillips and his conservative backers had hoped. Instead it suggests a road map for states such as Colorado,...
  • Supreme Court rules narrowly for Colorado baker who wouldn't make same-sex wedding cake

    06/04/2018 7:26:16 AM PDT · by hercuroc · 271 replies
    Cnbc.com
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a narow victory to a Christian baker from Colorado who refused for religious reasons to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.