Submitted by Steven Rosenfeld on Mon, 2012-09-10 14:59
Date: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 14:54
The right of corporations to spend money in campaigns—resurrected under the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling—may have been given a boost last week when a federal appeals court ruled in an ongoing suit that Minnesota corporations could independently spend money in campaigns without submitting ongoing campaign spending reports to state officials.
The first weekend of National Football League regular season play brought a new flood of complaints about the scab officials brought in to replace the league's locked out regular referees—and the news that the NFL Players Association has expressed its concern over the lockout to NFL management. So far, though, the NFL seems to be taking the view that flagrant errors and questionable safety protections are worth it for the chance at forcing concessions from its regular referees.
Submitted by Julianne Shepherd on Mon, 2012-09-10 08:49
Date: Mon, 09/10/2012 - 08:13
For the first time since 1987, Chicago's teachers union will go on strike after Mayor Rahm Emanuel neglected to reach a deal for a new contract, reports the Chicago Tribune. Starting today, up to 30,000 teachers and principles will cease work, putting the nation's third-largest school district and 400,000 kids in limbo, during one of the biggest teen gun violence crises in the country.