Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Tuesday 6/26/12
Supreme Court Decision on Arizona Immigration Law
On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a split decision on Arizona's 2010 immigration law. The court unanimously sustained the best-known part of the law, which requires state law enforcement officials to determine the immigration status of anyone they stop or arrest if there is reason to suspect that the individual might be an illegal immigrant. But it blocked the implementation of other provisions.
Obama and Romney both challenged on Latino vote
When it comes to Latino voters, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have very different challenges. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Elections/President/2012/0623/Obama-and-Romney-both-challenged-on-Latino-vote
House passes Bishop border security measure
Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the Conservation and Economic Growth Act, H.R.2578, that included a section to allow the Border Patrol to fully operate on federally-owned lands within 100 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. The Border Patrol section was originally part of Rep. Rob Bishop's (R-Utah) National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) offered an amendment to strip Bishop's section from the larger bill, but the House voted down the amendment.
Unions threatened by Rubio's RAISE Act
Last month Senator Marco Rubio introduced the RAISE Act in Congress. The RAISE Act has a very simple goal: "To amend the National Labor Relations Act to permit employers to pay higher wages to their employees.
Supreme Court delivers blow public sector union fee hikes
The Supreme Court dealt a chastening blow to the liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and organized labor Thursday, ruling 7-2 to reverse a decision that would force nonmembers of public-sector unions in California to pay a fee that would help to finance the unions’ activities.