Conservative Heads Spin as House GOP Backs Judicial Activism

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By David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council The House Republican majority voted today for H.R. 4768, the so-called “Separation of Powers Restoration Act” – a bill that would be better called “The More Judicial Activism Act.” The bill – which has no chance of getting through the Senate...
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Overtime Pay is Now the Rule for Many Home Care Providers

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By Clyde Weiss, AFSCME There’s no such thing as a 40-hour work week for many home care providers who feed, clothe, bathe and perform a myriad of other tasks to improve the lives of those in their care. That’s why a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month on a federal...
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The Clean Power Plan: Achieving Clean Air Act Goals with Flexibility and Cleaner Energy

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By Hannah Wiseman, Center for Progressive Reform When Congress extensively amended the Clean Air Act in 1970 to form the air pollution laws that we know today, it spoke in no uncertain terms about the breadth of federal authority in this area while also centrally involving states in the...
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