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Anthony Kennedy, Hack

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On February 27, 2018
In the 1990 case Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois, the Supreme Court held that “unless party affiliation is an appropriate requirement for the position involved” hiring, promotion, and pay decisions for civil service jobs could not be based solely in support for a political party. Discriminating against public employees based on their political views, the […]
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This is the grave of Philip Barbour. Born in 1783 in Gordonsville, Virginia to an elite but downwardly mobile family close to James Madison, Barbour briefly studied law with the Virginia legend St. George Tucker, but lacking the money to continue, he moved to Kentucky and began a legal practice there. After starting a practice […]
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Janus v. AFSCME Council No. 31

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On September 28, 2017
The destruction of public sector unionism that became inevitable when Republicans won the White House is about to happen. The Supreme Court is set to deal a sharp blow to the unions that represent millions of teachers and other public employees, announcing Thursday it will consider striking down the mandatory fees that support collective bargaining. […]
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