High Court Ruling Helps Federal Workers File Job Bias Claims

By Sam Hananel – May 23, 2016 The Supreme Court is making it easier for federal workers to file employment discrimination lawsuits after quitting their jobs over conditions they consider intolerable. The justices ruled 7-1 Monday that workers who bring so-called “constructive discharge” claims have 45 days from the time they resign to begin the…

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High court rejects appeal over ban on guns at post offices

Via Associated Press – March 21, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t hear a dispute over a U.S. Postal Service regulation that bans guns from post office property and adjacent parking lots. The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the Second Amendment right to bear arms does not…

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National labor board in crosshairs following Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court’s rebuke Thursday of President Obama’s appointments to the National Labor Relations Board has thrown hundreds of decisions made while the agency was unconstitutionally constructed into doubt. [READ SUPREME COURT’S RULING.] Having to revisit those verdicts could draw the labor board away from its agenda, to the delight of Republicans and business groups…

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U.S. Supreme Court: poisoning mailbox not terrorism, just a love triangle

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Lansdale woman who tried to poison a romantic rival, ruling unanimously that federal prosecutors in Philadelphia overreacted by charging her under antiterrorism law. Though her lawyers called the decision a victory, it came too late for Carol Anne Bond, 42, who served six…

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Friday Alert from the Alliance for Retired Americans

Quality Home Care and Public Sector Unions at Risk in Supreme Court Case In the coming weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a ruling in Harris v. Quinn, a case involving the payment of union dues by public-sector home health workers in Illinois. The decision could come as early as next week or as…

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