The irony of Janus is it had little affect on public unions since blue states were able to neutralize it. Although Janus did not apply to private unions, it publicized the political power of unions and voters reacted. Today, the entire south is right to work and a total of 30 states now have right to work laws.
The Department of Justice asked a federal judge late Tuesday night to block Texas’ Heartbeat Act, which prohibits abortions after the baby’s heartbeat can be detected.
In a 6-3 decision along ideological lines, the high court ruled that the moratorium, which has prohibited landlords from evicting low-income tenants since its implementation in March 2020, would need congressional authorization to be continued.
Springfield Public Schools employees claim that while the First Amendment protects public school employees from viewpoint discrimination, the school district “forces teachers and staff to affirm views they do not support, to disclose personal details that they wish to keep private, and to self-censor on matters of public interest.”
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that federal laws banning firearms dealers from selling handguns to customers under the age of 21 were unconstitutional.
Carson v. Makin states the question this way: Does a state violate the Religious Clauses or Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution by prohibiting students participating in an otherwise generally available student-aid program from choosing to use their aid to attend schools that provide religious, or “sectarian,” instruction?
Orleans Superior Court Judge Mary Miles Teachout today ordered former UPS Store owner Michael Desautels to pay $850 in penalties, as the Attorney General’s Office had requested.
In his ongoing lawsuit against former Newport UPS franchisee Andre “Mike” Desautels, Attorney General TJ Donovan has argued that Gov. Phil Scott’s orders used to justify his mask mandate during the state of emergency were constitutional, despite counter arguments from defense attorney Robert Kaplan.
A federal judge has ruled that a 1989-era California ban on so-called “assault weapons” violates the Second Amendment. “Under no level of heightened scrutiny can the law survive,” U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, a George W. Bush nominee, wrote in his 94-page ruling.
The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for a Rhode Island man after police responding to a domestic disturbance took guns from his home without a warrant — a violation of the man’s Fourth Amendment rights, the justices ruled.
The United States Supreme court has agreed to take up a major Mississippi abortion case that could directly challenge Roe v. Wade. The court announced Monday that it will hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization beginning in October.
In three lawsuits currently in process, plaintiff parents ask that public funds follow their children to the school of their choice. The impetus for those suits was the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, announced last June.