Jordan M. Grossman

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February 4th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – February 4

Published February 4th, 2014 -

The Washington Post reports that, after three years of contentious debate, Congress is expected to send a new five-year farm bill to President Obama this week. The bill cuts about $8 billion in food stamps and thus “will reduce benefits for about 850,000... More »

January 7th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – January 7

Published January 7th, 2014 -

The New York Times reports that efforts by states to modernize their systems for unemployment compensation and other government benefits have “largely backfired in recent months, causing enormous cost overruns and delays.” The Times notes that R... More »

December 24th, 2013

Today's News and Commentary – December 24

Published December 24th, 2013 -

The Washington Post reports on today’s Obamacare’s “deadline” for insurance to start by January 1st, but emphasizes that this is not the deadline to sign up for insurance to prevent incurring the individual mandate penalty, and notes th... More »


Reuters on the Implications of Mulhall

Published December 11th, 2013 -

Amanda Becker and Lawrence Hurley of Reuters have a good piece today on the implications of the Supreme Court’s dismissal of Mulhall. In the article, Professor Sachs stresses that the Eleventh Circuit ruling that will remain in place was very narrow, and... More »

December 10th, 2013

Today’s News and Commentary — December 10

Published December 10th, 2013 -

In major news, the Supreme Court dismissed Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall this morning as improvidently granted. Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan dissented from the dismissal, arguing that “rather than dismiss the writ of certiorari as improvidentl... More »

November 26th, 2013

Today’s News and Commentary–November 26

Published November 26th, 2013 -

The Washington Post reports on unprecedented levels of economic insecurity among American workers in a recent Washington Post-Miller Center poll.  More than six in 10 workers worry that they will lose their jobs to the economy, the highest level in surveys dat... More »


Excellent Salon Piece on Mulhall

Published November 13th, 2013 -

Salon‘s Josh Eidelson has a great piece today on Mulhall, calling it a “huge under-the-radar case.” Eidelson quotes Ben Sachs’ work here at On Labor noting that “the case could effectively outlaw union organizing (or, at least, outlaw e... More »


Analyzing Mulhall On the Eve of Oral Arguments

Published November 12th, 2013 -

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Unite Here Local 355 vs. Mulhall tomorrow. The case has generated significant attention in the media, with the New York Times, National Public Radio, the International Business Times, and many others reporting on w... More »