Archive for the ‘Law & Policy’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 1-7, 2014)

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

LAW & PUBLIC POLICY

Senate panel hits auditor but clears IRS of bias in targeting scandal.” By Josh Hicks. Washington Post. September 6, 2014.
Related stories:
I.R.S. Says It Has Lost More Emails.New York Times/Associated Preas. September 6, 2014.
More IRS employees lost emails; Due to its scant back-up systems, the IRS said it has no back-ups of Lerner’s e-mails.” By Rachel Bade. Politico.com. September 6, 2014.
Carl Levin slams IRS watchdog over tea party report; The Obama administration and Democrats will undoubtedly seize on the report.” By Rachel Bade. Politico.com. September 6, 2014.
Senate panel hits auditor but clears IRS of bias in targeting scandal.’ By Josh Hicks. Washington Post. September 6, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 25-31, 2014)

Monday, September 1st, 2014

LAW & PUBLIC POLICY

Election Panel Enacts Policies by Not Acting.” By Nicholas Confessore. New York Times. August 26, 2014.

Review & Outlook: The IRS’s Friend at Justice; More on the lawyer who did double duty on tax-exempt abuse cases.Wall Street Journal. August 27, 2014.

Ice bucket challenge: what are the lessons for marketers? Five marketing, social media and PR pros share what they think other campaigns can learn from the ALS ice bucket challenge.” By Eb Adeyeri. Guardian. August 28, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 18-24, 2014)

Monday, August 25th, 2014

LAW & PUBLIC POLICY

Book Review: ‘Abusing Donor Intent’ by Doug White; The Robertson family gave millions to ensure more Princeton grads would work in government. When they didn’t, the Robertsons sued.” By Leslie Lenkowsky. Wall Street Journal. August 18, 2014.

The Crooked and the Dead; Does the Constitution protect corruption?” By Jill Lepore. New Yorker. August 25, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 11-17, 2014)

Monday, August 18th, 2014

LAW & PUBLIC POLICY

Review & Outlook: Justice’s IRS Connection; The lawyer who had tax-exempt cases coming and going.” Wall Street Journal. August 12, 2014.

Farid Brothers Seek Town Taxpayer Info.” By Marcia Chambers. New Haven Independent. August 15, 2014.

“Political Speech, Limited Time Offer; A new and promising case challenging campaign-donor limits.” Wall Street Journal. August 16, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 4-10. 2014)

Monday, August 11th, 2014

LAW & PUBLIC POLICY

New law identifies Super PAC donors.” By Akilah Johnson. Boston Globe. August 5, 2014.

Hobby Lobby Ruling May Have Poked A Hole in The ‘Corporate Veil’.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. August 5, 2014.
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Hobby Lobby Decision Could Give License to Anti-Labor ‘Biblical Economics’ Practices; Religious Right leaders have been working hard to convince conservative evangelicals that the Tea Party’s anti-government, anti-union, anti-welfare agenda is grounded in the Bible, setting the stage for more “religious liberty” legal arguments by corporation owners.” By Peter Montgomery. American Prospect. August 6, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 28-August 2, 2014)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

LAW & PUBLIC POLICY

Justice Dept. Moves to Shield Anti-Iran Group’s Files.” By Matt Apuzzo. New York Times. July 28, 2014.

When Did Companies Become People? Excavating The Legal Evolution.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. July 28, 2014.

Review & Outlook: The IRS’s Foreign Policy: Emails show a political motivation behind tax-exempt scrutiny.” Wall Street Journal. July 29, 2014.
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Politics and Policy: GOP Says Lerner Emails Show Bias Against Conservatives; Rep. Camp Calls For ‘Aggressive’ Investigation or Special Counsel of Former IRS Official.” Wall Street Journal. July 31, 2014.
In Emails, I.R.S. Official Referred to G.O.P. ‘Crazies’.New York Times/Associatecd Press. July 31, 2014.

Inspector general warns against nonprofit IRD’s gag provisions.” By Scott Higham. Washington Post. August 1, 2014.

Why It’s Time to Repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act; The law, passed in 1993 with near-unanimous support, has become an excuse for bigotry, superstition and sectarianism.” By Katha Pollitt. Nation. August 2, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 21-27, 2014)

Monday, July 28th, 2014

LAW & PUBLIC POLICY

IRS official: Lois Lerner email trail may not be cold; The IRS has previously said no copies of Lois Lerner’s correspondence exist anymore.” By Rachel Blade. Politico.com. July 21, 2014.
Related stories:
House takes punitive action against all IRS executives regardless of guilt.” Washington Post. July 23, 2014.
IRS chief says agency no longer probing missing e-mails.” Washington Post. July 24, 2014.
Politics and Policy: Hunt for Missing IRS Emails Resumes; Backup Tapes Scrutinized for Possible Lost Data.” Wall Street Journal. July 24, 2014
The ObamaCare-IRS Nexus; The supposedly independent agency harassed the administration’s political opponents and saved its health-care law.” Wall Street Journal. July 25, 2014.

Give Us Your Donors, or Else; California and New York try to chill political speech.Wall Street Journal. July 23, 2014.

“Politics and Policy: Paul Ryan to Propose Sweeping Consolidation in Antipoverty Pitch; Plan Will Include New Work Requirements, More Accountability and Efficiency, Congressman Says.” By Damian Paletta. Wall Street Journal. July 24, 2014.
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Paul Ryan: An opportunity to cut poverty; Let’s re-conceive the federal government’s role in providing a safety net for the poor.” Opinion. By Paul Ryan. USA Today. July 24, 2014.

Corporations are people. So what if people were corporations?” Opinion. By Catherine Rampell. Washington Post. July 25, 2014.

What the Hobby Lobby Ruling Means for America.” By Binyamin Appelbaum. New York Times. July 27, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 14-20, 2014)

Monday, July 21st, 2014

LAW & PUBLIC POLICY

IRS Surrenders, Won’t Check Whether Political Nonprofits Are Breaking The Law.” By Ashley Alman. Huffington Post. July 14, 2014.
Related stories:
When Darrell Issa goes fishing.” Opinion. By Dana Milbank. Washington Post. July 16, 2014.
A Year Into IRS Probe, Partisan Motives Still Prove Elusive.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 15, 2014.
Justice Department Investigating Lost I.R.S. Emails.” New York Times. July 17, 2014.
Justice IRS probe also includes Lois Lerner emails; The IRS says Lerner lost her emails in a 2011 accidental computer crash.” New York Times. July 17, 2014.
Politics and Policy: Justice Department Learned of Lost IRS Emails From Press, Official Says; Republicans Say Disclosure Supports Their Claim The Agency Hasn’t Been Aggressive in Investigation.” Wall Street Journal. July 18, 2014.
IRS gives full account of lost Lerner emails.” Politico.com. July 18, 2014.
Why did the IRS provide a trove of taxpayer information to the FBI?Washington Post. July 19. 2014.
Ohio: I.R.S. Challenge Allowed.” New York Times. July 19, 2014.

Group of Law Professors Urges Obama to Deny Religious Exemption in Order.” By Erik Eckholm. New York Times. July 15, 2014.
Related stories:
Gordon College insults our intelligence.” By Kevin Cullen. Boston Globe. July 15, 2014.

“The Hobby Lobby Decision and Its Distortions; Nothing in the Supreme Court’s recent ruling denies women access to birth control.” Opinion. By Kelly Ayotte qnd Deb Fischer. Wall Street Journal. July 16, 2014.

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“Expansive Government Threatens Religious Liberty, the First Freedom.” By Doug Bandow. Huffington Post. July 17, 2014.

Houses of Worship: The Next Religious Liberty Case: A Christian college asked for an ObamaCare exemption. Then came the backlash.” By David Skeel. Wall Street Journal. July 18, 2014.

The potential horrors of Hobby Lobby.” By Adam Serwer. MSNBC. July 18, 2014.

White House says Obama’s LGBT executive order will not provide religious exemption.” By Zachary A. Goldfarb. Washington Post. July 19, 2014.

Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases.” By Rebecca Bratek. Los Angeles Times. July 20, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 7-13, 2014)

Monday, July 14th, 2014

LAW & PUBLIC POLICY

It’s time for progressives to reclaim the Constitution.” Opinion. By E.J. Dionne. Washington Post. July 7, 2014.

The Volokh Conspiracy: More on what the Wheaton College injunction does (and does not) mean for contraception coverage.” By Jonathan H. Adler. Washington Post. July 7, 2014.
Related story:
Review & Outlook: The Wheaton Overreaction; Justice Sotomayor protests too much over a religious liberty reprieve.Wall Street Journal. July 7, 2014.

A doctor wears a stethoscope as he see a patient on June 02, 2014 in Miami, Fla.; The bigger question behind Hobby Lobby.” By Suzy Khimm. MSNBC. July 7, 2014.
Related story:
The doctrine of corporate separateness, or why the Hobby Lobby decision is an absolute farce.” Daily Kos. July 7, 2014.
Democrats Push Bill to Reverse Supreme Court Ruling on Contraceptives.New York Times. July 9, 2014.
Hobby Lobby’s Disturbing Sequel.” Editorial. New York Times. July 9, 2014.
Democrats Fast-Track Bill To Override Hobby Lobby Decision.” Huffington Post. July 9, 2014.
Can birth control help Democrats keep the Senate?” MSNBC. July 9, 2014.
How Hobby Lobby will reverberate throughout the LGBT community.” MSNBC. July 10, 2014.
Limit the Hobby Lobby decision’s effect on anti-discrimination laws.” Editorial. Washington Post. July 11, 2014.
Review & Outlook: Jihadi Hobby Lobby; The White House has two standards on religious liberty.” Wall Street Journal. July 12, 2014.

Most people think politicians can’t coordinate with the outside groups that back them. That’s not always true.” By Patrick Caldwell. Huffington Post/Mother Jones. July 7, 2014.

Clinton Foundation disclosures sought; Hillary Clinton’s payments from universities have become controversial.” By Maggie Haberman. Politico.com. July 8, 2014.

If Christian Corporations Have Religious Rights, What About Muslim Prisoners?” By Zoë Carpenter. Nation. July 8, 2014.

Kirsten Powers: Religious exemption myths; Letter sent to President Obama requests that hiring rules recognize faith.” By Kirsten Powers. USA Today. July 9, 2014.
Related stories:
Faith Groups Seek Exclusion From Bias Rule: pledged to sign an executive order barring discrimination against gay men and women by companies contracted by the government.” New York Times. July 9, 2014.
Gay Rights Groups Pull Support For ENDA Over Sweeping Religious Exemption.” Huffington Post. July 9, 2014.
Obama should say no to a religion-based exemption on hiring discrimination.” Editorial. Los Angeles Times. July 9, 2014.
LGBT group cites Hobby Lobby in withdrawing support from Employment Non-Discrimination Act.” Daily Kos. July 9, 2014.
Gordon College pleads for right to discriminate.” Boston Globe. July 9, 2014.
Salem ends Gordon College’s use of hall, citing discrimination.” Boston Globe. July 10, 2014.
U.S. Groups Reject Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill over Religious Exemption; President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order on employment discrimination in coming weeks.” By Julia Hotz. Interpress Service (ipsnews.net). July 11, 2014.

Bill would permit for-profit debt firms.” By Kathleen Day and Jenifer McKim. Boston Globe. July 9, 2014.

Lois Lerner’s attorney now says former IRS official saved ‘some e-mails’.” By Josh Hicks. Washington Post. July 10, 2014.
Related story:
Politics and Policy: Emails Point to IRS Officials Using Instant Messages; Messages Weren’t Routinely Archived, Adding to Lawmaker Concerns About Document Handling.” Wall Street Journal. July 10, 2014.
Republicans Say Ex-I.R.S. Official May Have Circumvented Email.” New York Times. July 10, 2014.
Politics and Policy: U.S. Judge Orders IRS to Explain Lost Emails; Magistrate Judge Named to Seek Other Sources for Missing Documents.” Wall Street Journal. July 10, 2014.
Judge Gives I.R.S. a Month to Explain Lost Emails.” New York Times. July 11, 2014.
Darrell Issa: Lois Lerner’s ‘smoking gun’ email.” Politico.com. July 11, 2014.
IRS must take oath on Lerner emails: judge; Lois Lerner is the former IRS official at the center of the tea party targeting scandal.” Politico.com. July 11, 2014.
Republican congressman wants to arrest and jail former IRS official Lois Lerner.” Daily Kos. July 11, 2014.
Review & Outlook: Judging the IRS; A pair of court orders seek answers about the vanishing emails.” Wall Street Journal. July 12, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee Just Backed an Amendment to Overturn ‘Citizens United’.” By John Nichols. Nation. July 11, 2014.

“Among Justices, Considering a Divide Not of Gender or Politics, but of Beliefs.” By Samuel G. Freedman. New York Times. July 12, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

Monday, July 7th, 2014

LAW & PUBLIC POLICY

Opinions: The IRS isn’t the only agency with an e-mail problem.” By Melanie Sloan and Anne Weismann. Washington Post. June 30, 2014.
Related stories:
Darrell Issa, Lois Lerner lawyer escalate IRS conflict.” Politico.com. June 30, 2014.
Rep. Issa and Lois Lerner’s attorney spar over lost IRS emails.” By Benjamin Landy. MSNBC. June 30, 2014.
Technical Difficulties: The Lost Emails of the I.R.S. Point to a Wider Problem.” New York Times. July 1, 2014.
Stop starving the beast of the IRS.” By Catherine Rampell. Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
Capital Journal: Judge Sets Hearing on Group’s Push to Investigate Lost IRS Emails; True the Vote is Suing Agency Over Targeting of Grassroots Conservative Groups.” By John D. McKinnon. Wall Street Journal. July 2, 2014

Religious Business Owners Brace for High Court’s Contraception Ruling; Decision Could Have Immediate Consequences for Affordable Care Act Provision.” By Louise Radnofsky. Wall Street Journal. June 30, 2014.
Related stories:
Hobby Lobby aims for Obamacare win, Christian nation.” Politico.com. June 30, 2014.
Supreme Court To Rule On Hobby Lobby Contraception Case.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. June 30, 2014.
8 Other Laws That Could Be Ignored Now That Christians Get To Pick And Choose.” Huffington Post. June 30, 2014
Court set to rule on Obamacare contraception mandate.” CNN. June 30, 2014.
Supreme Court Rules In Hobby Lobby Case, Dealing Blow To Birth Control Coverage.” Huffington Post. June 30, 2014.
Supreme Court sides with employers over birth control mandate; Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby over birth control mandate; The federal government can’t force owners of closely held for-profit companies to provide birth control to female employees if they object to the requirement on religious grounds, the court said.” Washington Post. June 30, 2014.
Contraception ruling is a symbolic blow to the health care law; Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby over birth control mandate; The federal government can’t force owners of closely held for-profit companies to provide birth control to female employees if they object to the requirement on religious grounds, the court said.” Washington Post. June 30, 2014.
Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations.” New York Times. June 30, 2014.
In Hobby Lobby, Supremes grant religious objection rights to for-profit corporations.” Daily Kos. June 30, 2014.
Supreme Court rules women can be discriminated against in health decisions.” Daily Kos. June 30, 2014.
Supreme Court sides with employers over birth control mandate.” Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
In Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court uses a ‘fiction’.” Opinion. By Dana Milbank. Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
Sandra Fluke: The Hobby Lobby case is an attack on women; How is birth control different from blood transfusions and vaccines? It’s not.” Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
“Plum Line: The common thread of Supreme Court decisions: You’re on your own.Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
The Post’s View: Congress should narrow the Religious Freedom Restoration Act; Court says employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for contraception.” Editorial. Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
Politics and Policy: Supreme Court Makes Religious Exception to Health-Care Law; High Court Sides With Employers Who Said Providing Contraceptives Violated Their Beliefs.” Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2014.
“Politics and Policy: Hobby Lobby Ruling Raises Question: What Does ‘Closely Held’ Mean? Companies Who Won Supreme Court Contraceptive Case Are Owned, Controlled by Single Family.” Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2014.
Review & Outlook: Religious Liberty Affirmed: If liberals are that upset, they ought to repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act they once voted for.” Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby case: What birth control is affected? USA Today. July 1, 2014.
Clinton: Supreme Court contraception ruling ‘deeply disturbing’.” USA Today. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby decision creates a minefield: Our view.” Editorial. USA Today. July 1, 2014.
Justices uphold religious freedom: Opposing view.” Op-ed. USA Today. July 1, 2014.
Politics, culture, ideology and sex, not necessarily in that order: Alito’s ‘Hobby Lobby’ Opinion Is Dangerous and Discriminatory.” Nation. July 1, 2014.
Review & Outlook: Religious Liberty Affirmed: If liberals are that upset, they ought to repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act they once voted for.” Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2014.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Writes Scathing 35-Page Dissent In Birth Control Case.” Huffington Post. July 1, 2014.
Samuel Alito’s Moment: Alito is staking out ground as a successor or rival to Justice Antonin Scalia.” Politico.com. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby decision: 5 takeaways; Justice Alito marshaled the court’s GOP appointees to rule for the devout employers.” Politico.com. July 1, 2014.
Practical and legal hurdles remain in contraception fight; On Capitol Hill, Senate Democrats pledged to restore the coverage.” Politico.com. July 1, 2014.
Democrats: Hobby Lobby ruling could boost 2014 hopes; Colorado Sen. Mark Udall’s race could prove the Democrats’ clearest test this year.” Politico.com. July 1, 2014.
High Court Allows Some Companies To Opt Out Of Contraceptives Mandate.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 1, 2014.
A View On High Court’s Ruling, From A Hobby Lobby Grand Opening.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 1, 2014.
By motivating women, Hobby Lobby ruling could be a boon for Dems.” MSNBC. July 1, 2014.
The Hobby Lobby decision isn’t narrow.” MSNBC. July 1, 2014.
The craziest thing about the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.” Los Angeles Times. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby ruling: Bad for women’s rights, bad for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act; Supporters cheer the 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of Hobby Lobby, the craft store chain that challenged the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employee health plans include contraceptive coverage.” Editorial. Los Angeles Times. July 1, 2014.
Court rulings: It’s GOP v. Democrats.” Opinion. By Jeffrey Toobin. CNN. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby and Obamacare; Aborted, once more.” Economist. July 1, 2014.
5 questions from the big ruling on Obamacare and contraception; Supreme Court in favor of Hobby Lobby.” CNN. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby: Court boosts corporations again.” BBC News. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby case: Court curbs contraception mandate.” BBC News. July 1, 2014.
Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations Justices Rule in Favor of Hobby Lobby.” New York Times. July 1, 2014.
A Ruling That Both Sides Can Run With; Hobby Lobby Decision Highlights Parties’ Divide.” New York Times. July 1, 2014.
What’s next in the Hobby Lobby fight, and how to win it.” Daily Kos. July 1, 2014.
More Cases on Religion Await, With Eye on Opinion by Alito.” New York Times. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby Made Fight a Matter of Christian Principle.” New York Times. July 1, 2014.
Limiting Rights: Imposing Religion on Workers.” Editorial. New York Times. July 1, 2014.
Supreme Court says employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for contraception.” Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
How Hobby Lobby could make it harder for the Kochs and George Soros to fund campaigns; Samuel Alito’s decision challenges the reasoning of Citizens United.” Washington Post. July 2, 2014.
She The People: How Justice Ginsburg’s Hobby Lobby dissent helps shape the debate about reproductive vs. religious rights.” Washington Post. July 2, 2014.
Hobby Lobby Is Only the Beginning.” Op-ed. By Paul Horwitz. New York Times. July 2, 2014.
14 More Companies That Likely Will Deny Employees Birth Control.” Huffington Post. July 2, 2014.
Christians Call Out Hobby Lobby For Hypocrisy.” Huffington Post. July 2, 2014.
Hobby Lobby Ruling Raises A Question: How To Define ‘Closely Held’?” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 2, 2014.
As Recess Settles In, A Reflection On Supreme Court’s Big Rulings.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 2, 2014.
Activists gather outside the Supreme Court building Monday morning in Washington.” MSNBC. July 2, 2014.
Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling; Activists rally in front of the Supreme Court before the Hobby Lobby ruling.” Los Angeles Times. July 2, 2014.
Review & Outlook: The Political Ginsburg; The Justice’s dissent in Hobby Lobby isn’t a judicial opinion.” Wall Street Journal. July 2, 2014.
Supreme Court reveals its class bias.” Opinion. By E.J. Dionne Jr. Washington Post. July 2, 2014.
Democracy in America: The Hobby Lobby ruling Disingenuous.” Economist. July 2, 2014
Doctors, nurses condemn Hobby Lobby ruling, call for immediate action.” Daily Kos. July 2, 2014.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Was Right, and We Already Have Proof.Nation. July 2, 2014.
Where Will the Slippery Slope of ‘Hobby Lobby’ End? There’s no telling how far religious
Will Hobby Lobby open the religious exemption floodgates?” MSNBC. July 3, 2014.
Birth Control Order Deepens Divide Among Justices.” New York Times. July 4, 2014.
Taking on Hobby Lobby After Turning Away From a Religious Past.New York Times. July 5, 2014.
Hobby Lobby demonstrates that RFRA violates the establishment clause.” Daiy Kos. July 6, 2014.
Hobby Lobby: SCOTUS reserves right to establish state religion of its choice.” Daily Kos. July 6, 2014.

Corporations Are People, And They Have More Rights Than You.” By Adam Winkler. Huffington Post. June 30, 2014.

Supreme Court: Partial Public Employees Can’t Be Required To Contribute To Unions.” Huffington Post/Associated Press. June 30, 2014.
Related stories:
Supreme Court: Home health-care workers can’t be required to pay union fees.” Huffington Post. June 30, 2014.
Supreme Court Ruling Allows Some Public Workers to Opt Out of Union Fees.” New York Times. June 30, 2014.
“Unions duck biggest threat from Supreme Court case — for now.” Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
High court ruling is all about gutting unions.” CNN. July 1, 2014.
Supreme Court: Home health-care workers can’t be required to pay union fees.” Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
Politics and Policy: Justices Rule Certain Workers Can’t Be Forced to Pay Union Fees; Supreme Court Rejects Mandatory Fees for Illinois Home-Based Care Workers.” Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2014.
Court Allows Unions to Keep Collecting Dues From Workers They Represent—for Now.” Nation. July 1, 2014.
Exploring the world of work, from the border to the barricades; Supreme Court Ruling in ‘Harris v. Quinn’ Will Undermine Gains Made by Low-Wage Home Healthcare Workers.” Nation. July 1, 2014.

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“5 Political Operatives Just Hammered Women And Workers.” Huffington Post. July 1, 2014.
Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Unions, But It’s Not Quite Mortal.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 1, 2014.
Supreme Court ruling spares most unions, but only temporarily.” MSNBC. July 1,, 2014.
Supreme Court Rules Disadvantaged Workers Should Be Disadvantaged Some More; The decision in Harris v. Quinn—written by the Court’s leading union-hater, Justice Samuel Alito—appears designed to cripple unions by creating incentives for “free riders.” American Prospect. July 1, 2014.
Ruling Against Union Fees Contains Damage to Labor.” New York Times. July 1, 2014.
Public-unions-meet-the-conservative-guillotine.” Daily Kos. July 2, 2014.

I.R.S. Comissioner John Koskinen, on Hot Seat, Has History of Bureaucratic Rescue Jobs.” By Alan Rappeport. New York Times. July 2, 2014.
Related Story:
New IRS Chief John Koskien: ‘I Enjoy A Crisis’.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. July 6, 2014.

Advocacy Group Sues 4 Universities in Challenge to Policies It Says Curb Free Speech.” By Jennifer Medina. New York Times. July 2, 2014.
Related story:
Students challenge free-speech rules on college campuses.” Los Angeles Times. July 2, 2014.
Editorial Free speech: Isn’t that what college is supposed to be about?” Editorial. Los Angeles Times. July 3, 2014.

ctivists for tougher campaign finance laws arrested at Capitol; Activists with 99Rise show support for a bill calling for a constitutional amendment limiting corporate campaign funding during the Assembly session Monday.” By Patrick McGreevy. Los Angeles Times. July 3, 2014.

15 Major Decisions This Year From a Partisan Supreme Court; From here on out, nominees from either party will be utterly predictable, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.” By Paul Waldman. American Prospect. July 1, 2014.
Related story:
SCOTUS: ‘The wind is blowing in a conservative direction’: With Congress useless, it’s now Obama vs. SCOTUS.” Daily Kos. July 4, 2014.

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“Supreme Court rulings to reverberate in midterm elections this fall.” Washington Post. July 6, 2014.

Supreme Court Grants Evangelical College Plea On Contraception Rule.” By Mark Sherman. Huffington Post. July 3, 2014.
Related story:
High court blocks contraception mandate for Christian college; Justices say the school does not have to fill out a contested form while it is on appeal.” Politico.com. July 3, 2014.
Supreme Court sides with Christian college in birth control case.” Washington Post. July 4, 2014.
Justices let Christian college avoid contraception rule.” USA Today. July 4, 2014.
The Supreme Court’s muddy new ruling on the contraceptive mandate.” Editorial. Los Angeles Times. July 4, 2014.
Supreme Court splits on gender lines in first post-Hobby Lobby case on contraception.” Daily Kos. July 4, 2014.
Politics and Policy: Christian School’s Relief on Contraception Coverage Could Embolden Others; Supreme Court Temporary Order Gives Wheaton College a Way Around Compromise Offered by Obama Administration.Wall Street Journal. July 4, 2014.

NY postpones provision in charities oversight law; The law intended to prohibit employees of New York charities from serving as chairmen of their boards of directors will be effective Jan. 1, 2016.” Crain’s New York Business/Associated Press. July 4, 2014.

Religious exemption to hiring rule urged; Bias on sexual orientation at issue’ Gordon College leader joins request.” By Evan Allen. Boston Globe. July 4, 2014.

The Real Internal Revenue Scandal.” Editorial. New York Times. July 6, 2014.