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  • Why should unions negotiate for workers who don't pay their fair share?

    Last week in Harris vs. Quinn, the U.S. Supreme Court put unions in a bind when it ruled that unionized home-care workers cannot be required to pay for the representation that unions are required by law to provide to them. In cases across the country,...
  • Indiana won't recognize same-sex marriages performed after ruling

    Indiana won't recognize the same-sex marriages that were hurriedly performed after a federal judge struck down the state's ban in June, state officials announced this week. A federal judge declared the ban unconstitutional June 25, and, in an unusual...
  • Georgia man's death sentence commuted a day before scheduled execution

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - The day before he was due to die by lethal injection, a man on Georgia's death row was granted clemency and his sentence commuted to life without parole on Wednesday by the state Board of Pardons and Paroles. Tommy Lee Waldrip, 68,...
  • L.A. asks high court to reverse fee award in homeless case

     L.A. asks high court to reverse fee award in homeless case
    The city of Los Angeles has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a $700,000 fee award to lawyers for skid row homeless people who successfully challenged a ban on sleeping in the streets. The city, in a writ filed to the high court Wednesday, argued...
  • PASSINGS: Don Matheson, Alan Dixon, James Turk

    PASSINGS: Don Matheson, Alan Dixon, James Turk
    Don Matheson, 84, a veteran television actor best known for his portrayal of one of the humans stranded on a mysterious planet on the science-fiction series "Land of the Giants," died June 29 in Woodland Hills. His daughter, Michele Matheson, said he...
  • Does profit influence Hobby Lobby actions?

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that, because of the owners' religious beliefs, Hobby Lobby does not have to pay for female employees' contraceptive health insurance, thus saving the company money. Yet much of their merchandise is made in China —...
  • Scott won't push drug testing for some state workers

    Scott won't push drug testing for some state workers
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has backed off from his quest to require all state workers to submit to drug tests, giving up on about half of the state's classes of workers in a drawn-out legal battle that could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court....
  • Bill allowing parole for young offenders advances in Massachusetts

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts legislators passed a bill that would grant people convicted of first-degree murder while under age 18 a chance at parole after serving at least 20 years of their sentence. The bill, which was approved late Tuesday,...
  • After Supreme Court ruling, fewer state workers to organize

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in a case brought by home health care aides in Illinois casts doubt on labor agreements between such workers and state governments in nine other states. It also closes off or at least complicates one of...
  • Gun control group sues Kansas governor over gun rights law

    OVERLAND PARK Kan. (Reuters) - A gun violence prevention group sued Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and the state's attorney general on Wednesday, challenging a one-year-old state law on the grounds that it violates the U.S. Constitution by nullifying...
  • U.S. court rules for Beirut bombing victims in Iran funds case

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that $1.75 billion in Iranian funds be turned over to families of the victims of the 1983 bombings of a Marine barracks in Beirut. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York affirmed U....