The Supreme Court dealt a victory to labor unions on Tuesday with a 4-4 decision on compulsory union dues, letting stand the lower court’s ruling in favor of the unions, the New York Times reports. The victory could be short-lived, however, as it is likely the court will hear further challenges on the issue after a ninth justice is appointed.
On Tuesday liberal Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) met with Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to replace deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Afterward Kirk called on other senators to meet with Garland as well, to set the stage for a confirmation vote before the November election.
The movement to enact “Constitutional carry” of weapons has added another notch to the growing list of states that do not require a permit for individuals to carry concealed weapons.
In not allowing a pro-life initiative petition to move forward to a vote of the people in Oklahoma, the state's Supreme Court effectively usurped the legislative role of the people protected in the state's constitution.
In what supporters are calling a victory for states' rights, the Constitution, and federalism, the Supreme Court killed a controversial lawsuit against Colorado voters' decision to end marijuana prohibition.
The Washington Post's Derek Muller suggests that the constitutional authority of the states over the much-maligned Electoral College could be used to prevent Donald Trump from winning the presidency.
All through 2014 and into 2015, the FBI was given direct access to all of the data the NSA was vacuuming up from the Internet, according to a report by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB).
With respect to Obama's Supreme Court pick, GOP senators should do their job. This means being extreme enough to only confirm good Supreme Court justices and wiping the lipstick off the pig of pragmatism.
Several recent stories published around the country claim that the effort by states to nullify unconstitutional acts of the federal government is itself unconstitutional.