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Supreme Court sides with businesses in worker dispute case

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/21/18, 12:36 pm

The Supreme Court sided with businesses in a ruling issued Monday over employment disputes. The divided justices ruled 5-4 that businesses can require workers to use an arbitration process to pursue complaints individually, rather than banding together to file lawsuits over pay and workplace conditions. The ruling does not affect employees covered by labor unions.

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Travel ban likely will survive Supreme Court review

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/25/18, 02:28 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday concerning President Donald Trump’s executive order to block travel from terror-prone countries. The case will determine whether the U.S. government can keep people out of the country indefinitely based on nationality. Opponents contend the ban—which blocks travel from seven countries, five of which have majority Muslim populations—is designed to exclude Muslims from the United States.

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Supreme Court declines DACA appeal

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/26/18, 11:11 am

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up an appeal concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ordering the Trump administration to take its case to the federal appeals court first. President Donald Trump in September announced plans to end DACA after March 5. Although the president has the authority to shutter the program, two federal district courts put the order on hold, ruling the White House ignored some procedures under federal law and violated the equal protection rights given to DACA recipients. Rather than appeal to the 9th U.S.

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