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Right-to-work attorney challenging SEIU 1000 dues collection Jackson Observer Online, December 27, 2017 A right-to-work attorney acknowledged in court on Monday that he’s trying to “change the law” with a lawsuit that challenges the way state government‘s largest union collects dues. “Nowhere can we find a compelling state interest…(Read More)

More than 70 years ago, when Steele v. Louisville & Nashville Railroad came before the U.S. Supreme Court, there was no federal law prohibiting race-based job discrimination perpetrated by employers or other private parties. As a consequence, the railroad executives who were the principal defendants in this case were able to contend that…(Read More)

During the Great Depression, the U.S. Congress enacted many laws intended to foster economic recovery by restricting marketplace competition.  Today, there is a wide consensus among historians, economists, and political scientists, including many who support the New Deal on the whole, that these anti-competition statutes were ill-advised and counterproductive. One striking recent…(Read More)

Imagine that you live in a small town whose mayor frequently schedules public meetings in which she shares information about local affairs with constituents and solicits their input.  You regularly attend such meetings and sometimes offer an opinion or two about matters of public concern. Now imagine that on Election Day, the mayor wins another…(Read More)

Congress should reexamine raisin marketing law During the Great Depression, the U.S. Congress enacted many laws intended to foster economic recovery by restricting marketplace competition.  Today there is a wide consensus among historians, economists, and political scientists, including many who support the New Deal on the whole, that these anti-competition statutes were ill…(Read More)

First Amendment Equally Protects Rights of Independent-Minded Workers, Business Owners  Dissenting Workers Should Be Free to Refuse to Bankroll ‘Messages . . . Favored by a Majority’   (Download Fact Sheet) Last month, in his majority opinion in Knox v. Service Employees International Union Local 1000, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito observed that, in virtually all…(Read More)

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