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Pitt service workers to be affected by SCOTUS decision

The Supreme Court has sharply restricted the rights of American workers to join with others to challenge their company for allegedly violating federal laws on wages, hours or civil rights. (Dreamstime/TNS)

By Christian Snyder | Editor in Chief

May 30, 2018

Aliyya Lee had just worked from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. before stopping to meet her coworker Pam Johnston at Panera on Forbes Avenue. After passionately describing to me what’s at stake over 200 miles away as nine Supreme Court justices debate a labor union case, the pair left to defend unionized employ...

Editorial: State gerrymandering decision needs action now

Map of Pennsylvania’s current congressional districts . (Photo via United States Census Bureau)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 24, 2018

As midterm elections loom and Pennsylvanians prepare to deliver their opinion on President Donald Trump’s first two years in office, the Commonwealth’s Supreme Court added to the drama Monday when it ordered a change to the lines of battle themselves: Congressional district borders. In a long-...

Assault rifle, open-carry appeals rejected by Supreme Court

By Greg Stohr | Bloomberg News (TNS)

November 28, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court steered clear of the intensifying gun debate after the mass shootings in Nevada and Texas, turning away two appeals from firearms advocates, including one that sought a constitutional right to own a semi-automatic assault rifle. The justices, without comment Monday, left intact...

Point-Counterpoint: Gorsuch upholds law, not ideology, in his rulings

Meghan Sunners | Visual Editor

By Christian Snyder | Columnist

April 3, 2017

Since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, his seat on the Supreme Court has remained vacant. After the GOP-led Congress denied former President Barack Obama’s nominee for the seat — Merrick Garland — a confirmation hearing, Obama’s time to get a Democrat onto the Supreme Court ran out. ...

Point-Counterpoint: Gorsuch nomination would set unconstitutional precedent

Meghan Sunners | Visual Editor

By Nick Eustis | Columnist

April 3, 2017

Since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, his seat on the Supreme Court has remained vacant. After the GOP-led Congress denied former President Barack Obama’s nominee for the seat — Merrick Garland — a confirmation hearing, Obama’s time to get a Democrat onto the Supreme Court ran out. ...

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