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Liberty NewsWire: March 21, 2012

 

Liberty NewsWire: March 21, 2012

State workers who are denied unpaid sick leave required by federal law cannot sue the states, the Supreme Court said in a victory for states' rights that some liberal advocates saw as a bad omen for President Obama's healthcare law.

It said lawsuits by state employees permitted under the law would violate the constitutional rule that the "states, as sovereigns, are immune from suits for damages." Use of this rule, which was devised by the Rehnquist court in the mid-1990s, had receded in recent years. It reappears in the opinion by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, just days before the court hears the 26-state challenge to Obama's healthcare law. – Los Angeles Times

States’ Rights

Los Angeles Times – Supreme Court Voids Part of Medical Leave Act

Food Freedom

CBS New York – Bloomberg Strikes Again: NYC Bans Food Donations To The Homeless

Police State

CBS Boston – NH Woman Sued For Planting Flowers In Her Front Yard

National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order

Business Insider – What Is President Obama So Afraid Of?

Afghanistan

The New York Times – Gulf Widens Between U.S. and a More Volatile Karzai

Washington Post – US Exit from Afghanistan Relies on New Advisor Teams; Hollywood-Like Training Prepares Them

Iran

The New York Times – U.S. Exempts Japan and 10 Other Countries From Sanctions Over Iran Oil

MSNBC – Iran Vows to Retaliate 'On The Same Level' to US or Israeli Attack        

Federal Reserve

Reuters – Bernanke Says Gold Standard Wouldn’t Solve Problems

TIME – Federal Reserve Earned $77 Billion Profit in 2011


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