Dissent Reveals Growing List of Supreme Court Justices Agree with The Buckeye Institute About Administrative Agency Overreach
Columbus, OH – Robert Alt, The Buckeye Institute’s president and chief executive officer, issued the following statement following the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States declining to hear Garco Construction, Inc. v. Secretary of the Army—a case that challenged administrative state and federal government overreach.
This morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. The case asks a similar question to one raised just two years ago in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association — namely whether forcing a public employee to choose between subsidizing a union’s political speech or being subject to termination for failure to do so violates the First Amendment.
Buckeye’s Robert Alt highlights the need to worker voting rights, writing in The Hill, “It is time for unions to embrace their democratic heritage and support their own members’ right to vote. It is time for all of us to join together to create more perfect unions. It is time for public employees to have a voice and a choice. It is time for worker voting rights.”
Every morning, hardworking men and women in every state drink their coffee and diligently go to work on our behalf—in our neighborhoods as public school teachers, home care workers, engineers, and in agencies protecting the environment. Unfortunately, while these civic-minded professionals go to work for us, the labor unions that they must join in order to teach our children or serve our communities do not always work for them...There is a solution.
The federal government is attempting to compel The Independence Institute in Colorado to produce its donor list. The government claims that because The Independence Institute ran an ad that referenced candidates within 60 days of the election, The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) requires The Independence Institute to disclose its donors. The ad did not endorse or oppose either candidate.
Interested Party Testimony Before the Ohio Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee on Amended House Bill 347
Amended House Bill 347 takes a positive step in defending the property rights of Ohio citizens, while not impeding law enforcement’s ability to prevent crime, pursue criminals, and secure convictions. The bill adds measured safeguards to asset forfeiture proceedings by requiring a criminal conviction in most cases.
Under the U.S. Constitution, presidential appointments can be confirmed only with the advice and consent of the Senate. Realizing that government does not stop with a vacancy, Congress enacted the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA), which allows the president, with restrictions, to temporarily fill vacancies.