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Republicans Laud Supreme Court Union Ruling, But CTA, SEIU Say It Will Hurt Working People
July 9, 2018
The Supreme Court struck a major blow to the power of public sector unions yesterday. In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that public sector unions could not collect dues from non-union members. Before the decision, workers who did not decide to join a union were still charged “agency fees” for services such as collective bargaining. (This describes the practice of large unions negotiating wages and benefits that affect all employees, regardless of their union membership.) ... read more »
Trump Considers Pardon for Ali, Wants Athletes’ Advice
June 14, 2018
Trump has been on a clemency kick of late, using his near-limitless power to pardon a growing list that includes a former White House aide, a conservative commentator and a former sheriff convicted of violating a judge's orders who campaigned with Trump in 2016. ... read more »
Rapper Meek Mill Freed After High Court Order
April 26, 2018
Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court directed a Philadelphia judge who had jailed him to immediately issue an order releasing him on unsecured bail. ... read more »
Weapon of Mass Deception: Shut Down Trump’s Sham Voting Fraud Commission
May 25, 2017
Throughout his campaign, President Trump trumpeted the baseless claim that our nation's elections are riddled with voter fraud. He has repeatedly blamed his gaping three million plus-popular vote deficit on a phantom horde of illegal voters. He complained, without evidence and unfairly maligned wide swaths of communities. ... read more »
New Justice Must Bring Independence to the Supreme Court
February 9, 2017
The Supreme Court's function is to serve as a check on the power of Congress and the President ... read more »
African American Mayors Association Urges President Obama to Prioritize Clemency During the Remainder of His Term
November 23, 2016
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Mayor of Baltimore and the head of the African American Mayors Association clemency initiative, issued the following statement in light of AAMA submitting a letter to the President highlighting a priority list of clemency applications ... read more »
Supreme Court to Rule on Use of Race in Redistricting
July 6, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Republican lawmakers relied too heavily on race when they redrew North Carolina's congressional districts to give the GOP a powerful advantage in the swing state. ... read more »
Supreme Court declines appeal request from ex-Detroit mayor
June 29, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined a request by former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to overturn his corruption conviction and 28-year prison sentence. ... read more »
Obama: GOP jeopardizing judicial integrity with Garland
April 13, 2016
In Chicago, Obama answered some questions from students, including one who asked about the diversity Garland, who is white, would add to the court ... read more »
Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Principle That Every Person Counts In Redistricting
April 7, 2016
The recent Supreme Court decision in Evenwel v. Abbott secures a major victory for voting rights and preserves a fair, stable rule for state and local governments, which may continue to rely on an inclusive “one person, one vote” standard that has long governed redistricting efforts. The decision also affirms one of the key principles—representational equality—which the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has long supported before the Supreme Court and in jurisdictions throughout the country. ... read more »
Justice Thomas asks questions in court, 1st time in 10 years
March 2, 2016
Justice Clarence Thomas broke 10 years of courtroom silence Monday and posed questions during a Supreme Court oral argument, provoking gasps from the audience. ... read more »
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