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    Union Dues Force Home Care Workers to Support Their Undoing at Polls

    While union workers go door to door in California to recruit dues-paying providers of home care services, union officials push a ballot initiative that could unravel the family ties in those same services. If voters approve the proposal, California residents who offer personalized services to needy family members in their homes … More

    Q&A on Supreme Court's New Campaign Finance Decision

    The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that it is unconstitutional to limit the total amount of money someone can give to political candidates. The limit remains on the amount you can give to each individual candidate ($2,600 per election), but now, you can give to an unlimited number of candidates. We … More

    Exclusive: Home-Care Mom Questions Union’s ‘Fine Print’ Dues Drive

    Linda Dobbs was confused. Because she had been paying union dues each month for 15 months, Dobbs thought she already was a card-carrying union member. So why did the United Long-Term Care Workers’ Union send two representatives to her home with membership forms in hand? She eventually came to the … More

    WATCH: Religious Liberty Goes to the Supreme Court

    Passionate advocates on both sides of the issue showed up outside the Supreme Court this morning as the justices heard arguments in two cases in which businesses owned by Christian families are challenging a controversial Obamacare rule. Lawyers for Hobby Lobby, owned by the Greens, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, owned … More

    WATCH: Tough Questions on Religious Freedom, Abortion Drugs

    Two cases before the Supreme Court are not about limiting a woman’s freedom to buy birth control, as they have been widely mischaracterized, but about challenging the government’s power to force Americans to violate their religious beliefs, a Heritage Foundation analyst said in an interview with The Foundry. Sarah Torre, … More

    Taking a Stand Against Obamacare

    Obamacare has caused seemingly endless problems, and one of the big—and very personal—ones will be on display at the Supreme Court next week. Often called the HHS (Health and Human Services) mandate, one of Obamacare’s stipulations is that employers who are providing health coverage to their employees must pay for … More

    Challenge to Colorado TABOR Flouts Supreme Court Precedents

    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that Colorado legislators have standing to challenge the state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) because it limits their ability to vote on tax proposals. The court also rejected the state’s argument that only Congress—not the federal … More

    Should a State Be Able to Force People to Join a Union?

      Can a state force you to join a labor union? On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Harris v. Quinn, a challenge to Illinois’s authority to force home-care providers who receive state subsidies to join labor unions against their will.   Under the Illinois Disabilities Program, the … More

    Marriage Testimony: You Can’t Say Fathers Are Essential if the Law Redefines Marriage to Make Them Optional

    Ryan T. Anderson, the William E. Simon Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, testified before the Indiana House Judiciary Committee yesterday on their proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of a man and woman. The controversial bill, which would place the amendment on the state ballot and give … More

    Obama's Unconstitutional "Recess" Appointments Come Before the Supreme Court

    Remember President Obama’s “recess” appointments—that really weren’t during a Senate recess? The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in a case that highlights problematic appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which oversees labor unions in America. Three federal appellate courts have struck down these recess appointments as unconstitutional. … More