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Appeals court strikes down part of new union financial disclosure requirements

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia [official site] on Tuesday struck down part [opinion, PDF] of the Bush administration's new financial disclosure requirements for unions, but upheld others. A majority of the three-judge panel found that Labor Secretary Elaine Chao [official profile] exceeded her authority under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act [Dept. of Labor fact sheet, PDF] by requiring reports on union trusts over $250,000. However, the panel unanimously upheld the new rule that unions report each expenditure over $5,000. Reuters has more.

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