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Today’s News & Commentary — November 7, 2019

Published November 7th, 2019 -

On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit held that government employees who paid agency fees to public sector unions cannot recover fees collected prior to the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME.  The plaintiff in Tuesday’s case was Mark Janus himself.  W... More »

October 13th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — Oct 13, 2019

Published October 13th, 2019 -

On Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed new worker-protection legislation into law. AB51 forbids employers from requiring employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment, and AB9 extends the time-limit for employees... More »

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Commentary Round-up for Bostock and Harris Oral Arguments

Published October 10th, 2019 -

On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a group of cases that will determine whether Title VII’s prohibition against discrimination because of sex extends to discrimination because of sexual orientation and gender identity.  The unifying theme was... More »

October 9th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—October 9, 2019

Published October 9th, 2019 -

The New York Times and the Washington Post reported on a new study of American tax burdens by economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabrieal Zucman of the University of California at Berkeley. The study analyzes the “effective” tax rates paid by Americans since the 196... More »

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Bostock and Harris Oral Argument Transcripts

Published October 8th, 2019 -

The Supreme Court has posted the transcripts of this morning’s oral arguments in Bostock (consolidated with Zarda) and Harris.  Justice Gorsuch said that an interpretation of Title VII favoring LGBTQ workers will result in “massive social upheaval,” but early ... More »