April 20, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday upheld Wisconsin's controversial Budget Repair Bill which significantly limits the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Two unions representing the city of Madison and Dane County public workers filed the lawsuit in 2011, ...[read more]
February 6, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder unveiled a new state budget on Wednesday that would allocate state funds to be used to cover Detroit workers' pensions, currently the subject of controversy in the city's bankruptcy proceeding. The plan sets aside $17.5 million annually for 20 years from funds the ...[read more]
January 30, 2014
by Arjun Mishra
02/05/2014: Michigan governor included Detroit's pension bailout in budget. 01/16/2014: Detroit 165 million dollar bankruptcy settlement rejected. 12/18/2013: Federal judge ruled Detroit bankruptcy deal too generous towards banks. 12/03/2013: Federal court ruled Detroit eligible for ...[read more]
December 19, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The US Senate passed a spending bill and presented the legislation to President Obama on Wednesday, scaling back the across-the-board spending cuts that went into place earlier this year. The bill also passed the US House of Representatives with bipartisan support, and is expected to be signed by ...[read more]
November 1, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The US War on Drugs started in earnest during the 1970's. The US Congress passed the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act in 1970, following the spread of recreational drug use during the 1960's and of drug addictions of US soldiers serving in the Vietnam War. Particularly troubled ...[read more]
October 30, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony Infanti of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law argues that a coalition in favor of abolishing income tax joint filing may soon emerge... With the government shut down and debt ceiling crisis now behind us, the federal government has turned its attention to ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday dismissed a challenge to the state's 2011 collective bargaining law brought by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association (WLEA), holding that the state legislature's limitation on the right to collectively bargain did not infringe on the constitutional right to ...[read more]
October 9, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (ACLU) filed suit on Wednesday challenging the inclusion of three abortion-related amendments in the state budget passed in June. Filed on behalf of a Cleveland-based women's health clinic, the ACLU claims that the amendments violate a state constitution ...[read more]
October 7, 2013
by Max Slater
Voters in Ireland on Saturday rejected a constitutional amendment that would have abolished the country's Senate, dealing a defeat to Prime Minister Enda Kenny. Kenny had personally campaigned for the amendment, saying that the Senate was toothless, undemocratic and unnecessary in light of recent... ...[read more]
September 21, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The US House of Representatives Friday voted 230 to 189 to approve the necessary stop gap funding for federal agencies, but also included terms which would strip funding from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The new budget year begins on October 1 and without legislation ...[read more]

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