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Supreme Court could cripple public unions in run-up to 2018 midterms

Added: 25.02.2018 7:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

The plaintiff challenges the fees that government unions collect from nonmembers to cover collective bargaining costs.

From: www.politico.com

Trump Endorses G.O.P. Fight to Keep Gerrymandered Congressional Map

Added: 24.02.2018 17:46 | 0 views | 0 comments

President Trump, calling the Pennsylvania ruling “very unfair to Republicans and to our country,” said that the decision should be appealed to the Supreme Court.

From: www.nytimes.com

Fees case may enable U.S. Supreme Court to curb union power

Added: 24.02.2018 7:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider for the second time in two years whether to choke off a critical funding stream for public-employee unions, potentially reducing organized labor's influence in the workplace and at the ballot box. The nine justices will hear a challenge backed by anti-union groups to the legality of fees that workers who are not members of unions representing teachers, police, firefighters and certain other government employees must pay to help cover the costs of collective bargaining with state and local governments. Two dozen states require payment of these so-called agency fees, covering roughly 5 million public-sector workers, that provide millions of dollars annually to unions.

Pennsylvania GOP Pleads With SCOTUS Again To Let Them Use Gerrymandered Map

Added: 23.02.2018 18:39 | 0 views | 0 comments


Pennsylvania Republicans again asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania’s new, court-ordered congressional map on Wednesday, marking the latest in a series of attempts to halt a plan that would make congressional elections more competitive in the state by reducing the impact of gerrymandering.

From: www.yahoo.com

Supreme Court forbids seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

Added: 23.02.2018 13:19 | 0 views | 0 comments


The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack. The justices, in an 8-0 ruling, upheld a lower court's decision in favor of Iran that had prevented the plaintiffs from collecting on the judgment, which Tehran has not paid, by obtaining antiquities held at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute.

From: www.yahoo.com

Pennsylvania GOP Pleads With SCOTUS Again To Let Them Use Gerrymandered Map

Added: 23.02.2018 12:59 | 0 views | 0 comments


Pennsylvania Republicans again asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania’s new, court-ordered congressional map on Wednesday, marking the latest in a series of attempts to halt a plan that would make congressional elections more competitive in the state by reducing the impact of gerrymandering.

From: www.yahoo.com

Supreme Court arguments set in South Dakota’s sales tax case

Added: 23.02.2018 12:15 | 0 views | 0 comments

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for April in South Dakota’s case seeking to collect sales taxes from out-of-state internet retailers. Attorney General Marty Jackley says arguments are calendared for April 17. South Dakota is asking the high court to review whether retailers can be required to collect sales [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

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