U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
8:58 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Supreme Court Limits Power Of Illinois Home Care Worker Unions

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 6:32 am

An Illinois home care worker argued that being forced to pay union fees violates her first amendment rights.

The U.S. Supreme Court has taken her side.

But it limited its decision to non-traditional public employees-- like home care workers, who are paid by the state but hired and fired by the people they care for.

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Bill Knight – May 8
10:44 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Paving the Way for Jim Crow's Return?

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A lot of attention has been paid to racist comments apparently made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

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Bill Knight – February 20
2:15 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Benefitting from Unions Without Paying Dues

Bill Knight

A recent U.S. Supreme Court debate comes down to employees working at jobs where most of their peers want to be represented by negotiators they elect and share the costs of that representation, versus individuals who feel coerced into sharing the costs of achieving better compensation, and their narrow notion of free association and free speech.

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He says state will save billions of dollars
4:04 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Schock Finds Good News in Court Decision

Congressman Aaron Schock

Congressman Aaron Schock (R-18, Ill.) says he can find only one bright spot in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the bulk of the Affordable Care Act.

The court struck down a provision that Schock says would have reversed the state legislature's efforts to reduce the services and number of people on Medicaid.

The provision would have required states to increase the number of people on Medicaid or face funding cuts.

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10:13 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Rules on Health Care

Lead in text: 
The Supreme Court ruled today that the 2010 Affordable Care Act is constitutional — giving the Obama administration a big election year win over conservative critics who argue that the health care overhaul is a step on the way toward socialized medicine.
We'll be following the news of the Supreme Court's decision, which is expected shortly after 10 a.m. ET.