Retiree sues TSA, DEA for confiscating money without cause

A father and daughter have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration, claiming that authorities seized the father’s life savings at Pittsburgh International Airport without any legal justification. The lawsuit was filed by … Continue reading Retiree sues TSA, DEA for confiscating money without cause

Supreme Court to hear appeal by Little Sisters of the Poor on contraception mandate

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from Little Sisters of the Poor, a Roman Catholic order of nuns, regarding its objection on religious grounds to having to provide health insurance that covers birth control, sterilization, and abortifacients for its … Continue reading Supreme Court to hear appeal by Little Sisters of the Poor on contraception mandate

Warren asked Obama to exonerate Ethel Rosenberg: Clearing the name of a traitor was a priority for the Democratic presidential candidate

Radical U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who could be the next Commander-in-Chief, asked then-President Barack Obama in his final days in office to formally exonerate Soviet atomic spy Ethel Rosenberg, according to media reports. This was not a request for a … Continue reading Warren asked Obama to exonerate Ethel Rosenberg: Clearing the name of a traitor was a priority for the Democratic presidential candidate

Supreme Court justices skeptical of prosecution in NJ ‘Bridgegate’ case

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration urged the Supreme Court to uphold the convictions of the two former New Jersey political operatives who orchestrated the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal—the “Bridgegate” traffic-congestion scandal of 2013—but the justices didn’t seem to have been moved. Justices … Continue reading Supreme Court justices skeptical of prosecution in NJ ‘Bridgegate’ case

Pension plan members argue before Supreme Court about right to sue for risky investments

WASHINGTON—Defined benefit plan participants should be allowed to sue plan administrators for fiduciary breaches even when the retirement plan is overfunded and participants have not lost money, a lawyer for participants told the Supreme Court. A company retirement plan is … Continue reading Pension plan members argue before Supreme Court about right to sue for risky investments

Supreme Court to hear that abortion disproportionately harms black women

Black pro-life organizations are arguing in an abortion case soon to be heard by the Supreme Court that “unqualified and uncredentialed abortion providers” have a long history of “disproportionately harming black women.” Oral arguments are scheduled for March 4 in the … Continue reading Supreme Court to hear that abortion disproportionately harms black women

Federal judge shields independent truckers from California law

A federal judge has temporarily shielded 70,000 independent truckers from an unusually restrictive and possibly unconstitutional California law that virtually outlaws independent contracting. Layoffs blamed on the law, known as AB5, were announced in December 2019 at media outlets across the United … Continue reading Federal judge shields independent truckers from California law

Professor argues private home ownership helps cause California wildfires

Californians’ insistence on owning their own homes is “reinforcing” the state’s rampant wildfires, according to a professor whose recent column has sparked controversy. Americans’ “aspirations of home ownership” and “belief in the importance of private property” are “reinforcing” the conditions that … Continue reading Professor argues private home ownership helps cause California wildfires