CEI.org: Supreme Court Labor Decision a Blow to Unions, Win for First Amendment
Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled inHarris v. Quinn that “partial public employees” like daycare and home health providers cannot be required to contribute to union bargaining fees. Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) labor expert and senior fellow Aloysius Hogan says this decision is a big victory for women, as these personal care worker industries are run largely by women.> Read more
CEI.org: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby; Religious Businesses Can Invoke RFRA
In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., the Supreme Court has ruled that it violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) for the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to require religious business owners to provide contraceptive and abortifacient coverage for their employees.We previously argued that the requirement indeed violates RFRA, since the requirement substantially burdened the free exercise of religion, and was not the least restrictive means of advancing a compelling governmental interest. > Read more
Daily Caller: Is John Boehner’s Lawsuit The Best Way To Rein In The Executive Branch?
House Speaker John Boehner announced plans to sue the White House for breaching the Constitution’s separation of powers. But suppose the lawsuit succeeds. It still wouldn’t solve the fundamental problem driving the growth of executive power.> Read more
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