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California, Teamsters ignore landmark Supreme Court Case — New lawsuit targets forced union support and denial of information

Jackson v. Napolitano

Last year, the Supreme Court emphasized in Janus v. AFSCME that public employees have a First Amendment right to refuse to pay a union, and "must choose to support the union before anything is taken from them." Before the state can authorize a union to deduct dues payments from employee paychecks, workers must give their clear permission. After Ja ...

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August 12, 2019

Interior announces improvements to the Endangered Species Act

Changes come in response to petitions brought by Pacific Legal Foundation Washington, D.C.; August 12, 2019: Today the Department of the Interior announced changes that will improve the way the Endangered Species Act is applied — changes that will benefit property owners and species. Interior's new rules terminate an illegal and counterproductive ...

July 30, 2019

California, Teamsters ignore landmark Supreme Court Case — New lawsuit targets forced union support and denial of information

San Diego; July 30, 2019: Employees can't be forced to pay a union to work in public service, and the state can't withhold information from employees about their constitutional rights. That's what two University of California employees argue in a lawsuit filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California agai ...

July 15, 2019

Washington Court of Appeals rejects Seattle’s “wealth tax”

Seattle, July 15, 2019: Today, the Washington State Court of Appeals released its decision in a case challenging Seattle's so-called wealth tax. The court ruled that the Washington State Constitution requires that an income tax be equal on all people, meaning that Seattle could not lawfully target one group of people with the tax. "For ...

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August 13, 2019

The Detroit News: Wayne County steals $107,495.55 in foreclosure auction

The Prince of Motown himself, Marvin Gaye, sang that "Life's a Game of Give and Take." But for county treasuries across the state of Michigan, it's more like a game of take, and take, and take some more. The Perez family is fighting Michigan's predatory home equity theft policy, which allows counties to take property ...

August 12, 2019

The Hill: Government regulation of social media would kill the internet — and free speech

Social media companies have been criticized for disproportionately restricting content that offends political progressives. For example, a Pinterest insider recently leaked documents showing that the platform censors pro-life speech as "pornography." Popular "classical liberal" YouTuber Dave Rubin has complained that his videos are flagged and disc ...

August 09, 2019

Albuquerque Journal: Indian Market’s exclusions are a pity

American Indian artist Peggy Fontenot, a member of the Patawomeck tribe, makes a living by selling her black-and-white photography and intricate beadwork at American Indian art markets across the country. A devotee of traditional techniques, she has received multiple awards at leading markets like the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angele ...

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