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  • Amazon workers lose fair-pay case over hours spent in security screenings

    Workers need not be paid for the time they are required to spend in line for security screenings, the Supreme Court ruled in a victory for Amazon.com Inc. and other retailers. In a unanimous decision, the justices rejected a fair-pay lawsuit brought...
  • U.S. Supreme Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse workers' time in security lines

    U.S. Supreme Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse workers' time in security lines
    WASHINGTON — Warehouse workers who fill shipments for online retailers like Amazon do not have to be paid for time they spend waiting in security screenings, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a unanimous ruling, the justices overturned a...
  • Georgia inmate refused sedatives before lethal injection, officials say

    Robert Wayne Holsey was executed in Georgia on Tuesday night for the 1997 murder of a sheriff's deputy. Holsey died at 10:51 p.m. after a lethal injection, Gwendolyn Hogan, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Corrections, told The Times.  Holsey...
  • Noah Feldman: Supreme Court doesn't understand warehouse labor

    Noah Feldman: Supreme Court doesn't understand warehouse labor
    Back in the 1940s, when the U.S. Supreme Court last spent a lot of time struggling with the question of what parts of a worker's day were included in the job for the purposes of getting an hourly wage, the cases tended to come out 5-4. Then, liberals...
  • Amtrak: On the wrong track

    Amtrak: On the wrong track
    As U.S. Supreme Court justices wrestle with whether Amtrak, as a quasi private corporation, should have the right to set performance standards that would also affect the freight services with which it shares lines, the rail system is facing gridlock....
  • Mayo: Time to scrap city invocations

    Mayo: Time to scrap city invocations
    Invocations at city meetings have been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, but to my agnostic mind they're unnecessary and divisive. Some people get upset if a preacher prays in Jesus' name. Some people get upset by the mere presence of a Muslim praising...
  • Balto. Co. could owe more than $19 million in pension case

    Balto. Co. could owe more than $19 million in pension case
    Baltimore County may have to pay more than $19 million back to thousands of retirees and employees who for years contributed to a pension system that courts have ruled discriminated against beneficiaries on the basis of age. The U.S. Supreme Court...
  • High court to decide whether young murder convicts can seek freedom

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether young murderers who are serving life terms in prison deserve a chance to seek their freedom in parole hearings. The court said it will rule in the case of Louisiana man who was sentenced to life in...
  • New York Times reporter James Risen may be offered deal to avoid jail

    New York Times reporter James Risen may be offered deal to avoid jail
    The Justice Department is considering offering New York Times reporter James Risen a deal that could enable him to avoid jail time over refusing to testify in a national security investigation and save face for prosecutors under increasing pressure for...
  • Baltimore County tapped outside firm to take pension battle to Supreme Court

    Baltimore County tapped outside firm to take pension battle to Supreme Court
    Baltimore County shelled out as much as $42,000 for a $350-an-hour Florida lawyer to appeal a long-running pension dispute to the Supreme Court. It lost, and now the county may be on the hook for millions of dollars. While Councilwoman Vicki Almond, a...
  • Orthodox Jews back scarf-wearing Muslim in Abercrombie & Fitch case

    Orthodox Jews back scarf-wearing Muslim in Abercrombie & Fitch case
    Seven Orthodox Jewish groups, a Muslim civil rights organization and a public interest law firm supporting religious freedom filed briefs this week with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a Muslim teenager who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch...