Major Defeat to Labor Unions, SCOTUS Rules 5-4 Against Forced Fees to Government Workers … Free Speech Wins
ANOTHER SCOTUS WIN FOR CONSERVATIVES …
Yesterday, the Supreme Court dealt a major blow to labor unions ruling 5-4 that state government workers cannot be forced to pay “fair share” fees to support collective bargaining and other union interests. Imagine that, employees are not compelled to have their free speech dictated by a union. This decision is said to affect 5 million government employees in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Writing the dissent for the court’s four liberal members, Associate Justice Elena Kagan said the majority succeeded in its “crusade” by “turning the First Amendment into a sword.” Sorry Libs, why wouldn’t this be a choice matter? Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor joined Kagan. Those in the majority, Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Clarence Thomas, Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Neil M. Gorsuch. The majority overturned the high court’s four-decade-old precedent, known as the “Abood” case from 1977.
The key plaintiff was Mark Janus, an Illinois state employee, who pays about $550 annually to the powerful public-sector union known as AFSCME. While not a member of the union, he is required under state law to hand over a weekly portion of his paycheck, which he says is a violation of his constitutional rights. How can anyone not see that this was a violation of one’s First Amendment rights not to have compelled speech?
In a major legal and political defeat for big labor, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that state government workers cannot be forced to pay so-called “fair share” fees to support collective bargaining and other union activities.
The conservative majority said a union’s contract negotiations over pay and benefits were inextricably linked with its broader political activities, and concluded workers had a limited constitutional right not to underwrite such “speech.” The case specifically examined union fees paid by non-members.
“This procedure violates the First Amendment and cannot continue,” Associate Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion. “Neither an agency fee nor any other payment to the union may be deducted from a non-member’s wages, nor may any other attempt be made to collect such a payment, unless the employee affirmatively consents to pay.”
While the current case applies only to public-sector employees, the political and financial stakes are potentially huge for the broader American labor union movement, which had been sounding the alarm about the legal fight.
The unions say 5 million government employees in 24 states and the District of Columbia would be affected by this ruling.
The majority overturned the high court’s four-decade-old precedent — known as the “Abood” decision — dealing with so-called “agency” fees, allowing states to require public employees to pay money supporting collective bargaining and other union activities.
Watch Mark Janus on his Supreme Court battle against Big Labor from Feb. 2018
Liberal MSM Loses Their Mind Upon Justice Kennedy Retirement … MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, ‘Hell to Pay’ If Democrats Don’t Block Anthony Kennedy Replacement (VIDEO)
THE LIBERAL MSM LOSING THEIR MINDS WITH JUSTICE KENNEDY RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT …
Hmm, so why would the liberal MSM become so insane by the announcement of the retirement of Justice Kennedy? Do they think the Supreme Court is supposed to be more powerful than the Legislative or Executive branches of government? Yesterday, following the retirement announcement of Justice Kennedy, the LEFT-wing Democrat media lost their minds. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews stated, that if Democrats “don’t use everything they’ve got, if they don’t play hardball, I think they’re through.” Matthews went on to say, “If they allow Trump to fill the Supreme Court with another conservative who will not share Justice Anthony Kennedy’s views on social issues like marriage quality, then the Democratic leadership “will have hell to pay.” The LEFT, Democrats and the liberal MSM can kick, scream, whine and throw all the temper tantrums they want. The fact of the matter is they have no power to stop it. Honestly, who thinks that had Hillary Clinton won the 2016 Presidential election, Heaven forbid, that she would have appointed a Justice comparable to that of Scalia? As for Kennedy, he might not have even considered stepping down.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday said that the Senate would hold a vote on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s successor this fall.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews did not mince words in reacting to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s surprise retirement announcement on Wednesday.
“I don’t think the Democrats should allow meetings to occur with Trump’s nominee to fill this vacancy by Justice Kennedy,” Matthews said. “I think they have to fight eye for an eye for what happened in ‘16 when the Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, refused to even consider or even meet with Merrick Garland.”
If the Democratic leadership under Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer “allows this to go forward,” Matthews continued, they are going to have a “huge problem with the Democratic base.” He pointed to incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley’s loss the night before to young progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a sign of just how vulnerable the establishment wing of the Democratic Party is right now.
“There is no way politically the Democratic base will stand for any kind of hearings or vote for a Trump nominee before the election,” he added. “We’ve got an election in four and half months. There’s no reason to consider a replacement on the Supreme Court in that time.” Matthews said McConnell has “no right” to bring a nominee up for a vote after what he did to Merrick Garland two years ago.
Who finds this comical that the LEFT is going crazy over a Ronald Reagan SCOTUS appointee?
Rep. Maxine Waters Does Not Like It When Tables Turned as Conservative Reporter Laura Loomer Presses Assault Charges Against Her (VIDEO)
WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE … REP. WATERS DOES NOT LIKE IT WHEN SHE IS TREATED LIKE SHE WANTED OTHERS HARASSED …
Yesterday, Conservative investigative journalist Laura Loomer confronted Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) outside of her office on Monday evening in the wake of Water’s online press conference and call to action to harass Trump cabinet members and supporters. Watch the video below. It would appear that Rep. Waters does not like it when the same is done to her. But the key difference is Loomer went of Water’s place of work.
Laura Loomer asked Maxine Waters, “Should conservatives sit in the back of the bus?” and “Where should conservatives eat?” All Waters could do is swat at her and run.
The video is priceless as to shows the Leftist double standard as the usual loud mouthed Waters cannot run fast enough and escape the questioning to her House members only elevator. The optics are amazing. The representative of the people, calling for the harassment of others in public settings, escaping to her private elevator with a smirk on her face. Pure class.
AND SO SHE SHOULD … INDIVIDUALS NEED TO BE ARRESTED WHO WANT TO HARASS OTHERS LIKE THIS.
As reported at CNN, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is going to receive Secret Service protection as soon as Wednesday. It is unknown as to how long she will have a protection detail. This comes on the foot-heels of Sanders being asked to leave a Virginia restaurant for the sin of working for President Trump and also the recent hostile and vile harassment of others who work in the Trump administration. Such incidents have begun a national debate on civility in American politics. The Progressive Left appears to have no shame in how they will act. With the likes of Rep. Maxine Waters fanning the flames and creating a dangerous environment, this is headed down a road that will not end well.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is expected to receive Secret Service protection as soon as Wednesday, two sources familiar with the decision tell CNN, but they did not specify how long it will last.
The Secret Service declined to comment, telling CNN: “For operational security purposes the Secret Service does not comment on its protective operations.”
The news comes days after Sanders was asked to leave a small Lexington, Virginia, restaurant because of her role with the Trump administration, a move that has since sparked a national conversation on civility and public service in the age of Trump.
NBC News first reported that Sanders would begin receiving protection.
Sean Hannity: Discusses the Left’s Hate Toward Trump and His Supporters .. Florida AG Pam Bondi Harassed At A Movie Theater, Sarah Huckaby Sanders Told to Leave Resaurant
TRUMP HATE HYSTERIA ON THE LEFT WILL END IN VIOLENCE …
Last night Sean Hannity discussed the unhinged LEFT and their history of violence against President Trump. But why is it happening. Not only did the LEFT never think Trump would be President. They never thought he would be this successful. Trump’s success is the LEFT’s worst nightmare. In order for the LEFT to win Donald Trump and the American people must fail. However, President Trump has had success after success after success.
The LEFT only has hate, threats and anarchy left. What ever happened to the LEFT? You have become the hateful mob that you once used to protest against.