by Jim Thompson
Harold Meyerson at The American Prospect warns against a future without public employee unions and urges progressives to both accept blame for the decline of unions and assume responsibility for preserving their viability.
In Daily Kos, Public Justice Executive Director Paul Bland says that his law firm is filing a lawsuit challenging a blatantly unconstitutional North Carolina “ag-gag” law that seeks to punish whistleblowers who inform the public about improper conduct at factory farms.
A federal judge further delayed a class-action lawsuit settlement involving over 7 million defective Remington rifles after both parties in the case said they need more time to develop a better plan for alerting the public to this dangerous defect, reports Scott Cohn at CNBC.
A recent study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that “70 percent of guns seized in Mexico and traced by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) from 2009 to 2014 came from the U.S.,” highlighting the global consequences of America’s lax gun control laws, reports German Lopez at Vox.
Lawrence Norden, Brent Ferguson and Douglas Keith at The Brennan Center for Justice examine six closely divided decisions by the Roberts Supreme Court that drastically transformed the landscape of campaign finance in America, mostly for the worse.