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Congress Opposes NLRB Joint Employer Rule

President Biden is expected to veto a resolution disapproving a rule that expands the definition of joint employers under federal labor law. Read More.

New York City Settles Lawsuit Concerning Forced Removal of Religious Head Coverings in Mugshot Photos

On Friday, April 5, 2024, New York City agreed to pay $17.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by two Muslim women forced to remove their religious head coverings for New York Police Department post-arrest photos. Read More.

Trump Media Co-Founders Sued by Trump Over Company Stake

Former President Donald Trump sued two co-founders of Trump Media last week following a lawsuit against Trump brought by the co-founders over their stake in the company. Read More.

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Arizona Legislature Expects New Efforts to Repeal 1864 Abortion Ban
The New York Times, April 17, 2024

The state has been in turmoil since its Supreme Court upheld a near-total abortion ban dating back to the Civil War.

Justices divided over Jan. 6 participant’s call to throw out obstruction charge
SCOTUSblog, April 16, 2024

The Supreme Court on Tuesday was divided over whether charges against a former Pennsylvania police officer who entered the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, attacks should stand. Joseph Fischer argued that the law he was charged with violating, which bars obstruction of an... The post Justices divided over Jan. 6 participant’s call to throw out obstruction charge appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

Supreme Court Appears Skeptical of Using Obstruction Law to Charge Jan. 6 Rioters
The New York Times, April 16, 2024

The justices considered the gravity of the assault and whether prosecutors have been stretching the law to reach members of the mob responsible for the attack.

Questions About Assassinations Test the Limits of Trump’s Immunity Claim
The New York Times, April 15, 2024

Three Supreme Court briefs from former military leaders and intelligence officials explore whether presidents may be prosecuted for ordering unlawful killings.

Recent Headlines Confirm the Inadequacy of the Supreme Court’s Reasoning in Trump v. Anderson
Justia's Verdict, April 12, 2024

UC Davis Law professor Vikram David Amar discusses how the decentralized nature of the U.S. presidential election system allows individual states to have varying rules that can significantly impact the overall outcome, as illustrated by recent examples from Ohio, Nebraska, and the Supreme Court case Texas v. Pennsylvania. Professor Amar argues that the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Anderson, which emphasized the need for uniformity in presidential candidate ballot access across states, was not adequately defended by the Justices, as it failed to address why the Constitution permits such consequential disuniformity in election administration among states.

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