Reshaping The Supreme Court: What 2 Dissents On Climate Rules Tell Us

By John H. Cushman JR, -

To see why environmentalists have been panicking about the new direction of the Supreme Court, just go back 11 years and read the two dissents in the landmark climate change case Massachusetts v. [...]

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Decided Against Net Neutrality And For NSA Surveillance

After intense speculation, President Trump said today that he has selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. In his announcement, the president [...]

The Supreme Court, Social Progress, And The Continued Supremacy Of White Racism And Capitalism

By Elliott Gabriel, -

WASHINGTON –  Despite widespread outrage and resistance, Hurricane Donald shows absolutely no sign of abating as it throws domestic and international politics into disarray. President Trump has [...]

The Upside Of Janus: Court’s Ruling On Dues Check-Offs Could Help Democratize Unions

By Jon Jeter, -

Ricky Maclin bellowed at the secretary in a stairwell at Republic Windows and Doors, trying to get her attention. She was one of the few black temps in the secretarial pool; he was vice-president [...]

Billionaires Devised A Plan To Kill Unions By Sending Worker Stand-Ins To Spread Propaganda

By Leo Gerard, -

Hundred millionaire Bruce Rauner just couldn’t wait to tell Illinois state workers that the U.S. Supreme Court had given them what he considered a gift. Within hours of the court’s ruling in [...]

Supreme Court’s Fatal Attack On Public Sector Workers

By Anthony DiMaggio, Counterpunch. -

The courts have always been an instrument of plutocratic power. But the war against American workers has intensified in Trump’s America. With its recent rulings, Harris v. Quinn (2014) and Janus [...]

Supreme Court Hands Down ‘Groundbreaking Victory’ For Privacy

By Jessica Corbett, -

(CD) — In a decision that digital rights advocates called “a groundbreaking victory for Americans’ privacy rights,” the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that police generally must obtain a [...]

Supreme Court Allows Purging Voter Registration For Nonvoters Who Do Not Respond To Mail

By Staff, -

WASHINGTON – In a 5-4 ruling in Husted v. APRI, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld an Ohio voter purge practice that removes infrequent voters from the registration rolls. The decision creates a [...]

Gas Wells Not Allowed On Land Zoned For Homes Or Farms, High Court Rules

By Don Hopey, -

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided Friday that drilling and operating multiple Marcellus Shale gas wells in a section of Fairfield Township, Lycoming County, that is zoned for residential and [...]

Supreme Court Rules Against Workers In Arbitration Case

ON MONDAY, THE Supreme Court slowed recent momentum to give workers—including many in the tech sector—the right to a day in court. The Supreme Court case centered around clauses in employment [...]

16 And Life. And Then Some.

By Eleanor Goldfield, Art Killing Apathy. -

Bobby Bostic won’t be eligible for parole until he’s 112. He’s more than 20 years into a 241-year sentence for crimes committed in 1995 when he was 16 years old. On Monday April 23rd, the Supreme [...]

Supreme Court Decision On Sales Tax Potential Big Impact On Local Businesses

By Olivia Lavecchia,  -

On April 17, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on sales tax collection that could — long after online commerce has transformed the retail sector in the United States — finally [...]

Supreme Court: Will US Abide By Treaties With Indigenous?

By Monte Mills, -

On April 18, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Washington v. United States, which pits the state of Washington against the United States and 21 Indian tribes. The main [...]

Brazil’s Supreme Court Votes To Jail Former President Lula

By Staff, -

The president of the Supreme Court broke what had been a tied vote, potentially ending Lula's bid for re-election and sending him to jail. Brazil's Supreme Court has voted 6-5 to deny former [...]

New Brandeis Movement: Principles Of Antimonopoly Debate

By Lina Khan, -

Over the last two years, a growing number in America have concluded that the United States has a monopoly problem. The Obama Administration’s Council of Economic Advisers linked rising market [...]