Do "Agency Shop" Rules Violate the First Amendment?
The last couple of weeks have delivered huge news from the U.S. Supreme Court on contentious questions ranging from the definitions of “state,” “marriage,” “legislature,” “jiggery pokery,” and “cruel and unusual punishment,” to the scope of the EPA’s power to regulate emissions from coal plants and the use of a “disparate impact” standard in housing discrimination cases.
But one of the biggest pieces of SCOTUS news emerging from the term’s final hours was the court’s decision to take a case out of California that could severely curtail the political power of America’s teachers unions.
Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association seeks to overturn the court’s 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, which upheld public-…[more]
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1. Which one of the following Revolutionary War heroes is credited with stating, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country”?
a. Patrick Henry
b. Nathaniel Greene
c. Nathan Hale
d. Paul Revere
2. Which of the following conflicts was the costliest in terms of American lives lost?
a. World War II
b. The War of 1812
c. The War of Independence
d. The War Between the States
3. Which one of the following individuals…
"Democratic primaries have always featured liberal insurgent candidates, but perhaps none quite so liberal or insurgent as the socialist senator from Vermont. Sanders' comments are a reminder of just how far the second-place Democratic presidential candidate stands from the American mainstream on some issues, and the looming reckoning Democrats face with their party's leftward drift."…[more]