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MacIver News Minute: The Meaning of Independence Day
July 4, 1776 was a dangerous day for tyrants, dictators, and monarchs. That's the day we celebrate not only America's declaration of independence, but the principles of our nation's founding - God-given rights to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, the dignity of the individual, and government by the consent of the governed.  Read More MacIver News Minute: The Meaning of Independence Day
High Courts’ Recent Rulings Deliver Big Free-Market Victories
By M.D. Kittle - Janus grabbed all of the headlines Wednesday, but the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending forced union dues for public-sector employees is merely the latest in a string of constitutional wins for free-market conservatives in recent days - nationally and in Wisconsin.   Read More High Courts’ Recent Rulings Deliver Big Free-Market Victories
MacIver Institute Applauds Supreme Court’s Pro-Worker Decision in Janus v. AFSCME
The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled in favor of Mark Janus, a public sector worker in Illinois who objected to AFSCME’s collection of so-called agency fees from his paycheck. By siding with Mr. Janus, the Court has restored a critical workplace freedom to five million government workers in 22 states.  Read More MacIver Institute Applauds Supreme Court’s Pro-Worker Decision in Janus v. AFSCME
Source: Tomah VA ‘Hiding the Truth’ About Overheated Medicines
By M.D. Kittle - A Tomah VA Medical Center sources tells MacIver News Service that the hospital's outpatient pharmacy did distribute to veterans medications subjected to high heat, asserting administrators are "hiding the truth."  Read More Source: Tomah VA ‘Hiding the Truth’ About Overheated Medicines
MacIver Report Extra: Attorney General Brad Schimel on Obamacare Lawsuit, Redistricting Case
In a unanimous ruling recently, the U.S. Supreme Court sent a case challenging the legislative maps drawn by Wisconsin Republicans back to the lower court, but didn't comment on the merits of the case. And in another nationally watched case, Wisconsin is leading a 20-state lawsuit challenging the legality of Obamacare's individual mandate. MacIver's Bill Osmulski discusses both big cases with Attorney General Brad Schimel.  Read More MacIver Report Extra: Attorney General Brad Schimel on Obamacare Lawsuit, Redistricting Case
UPDATE: Liberal Activists Prepare To Stop Foxconn “Any Way We Can”
By M.D. Kittle - A coalition of left-wing organizations prepared to stop Foxconn Technology Group in Wisconsin “any way we can” has gotten the band together - literally - for a day of protests during the tech giant’s groundbreaking ceremony this week.   Read More UPDATE: Liberal Activists Prepare To Stop Foxconn “Any Way We Can”
Wisconsin Right To Work Case Tests Prolonged Forced Union Dues
By M.D. Kittle - Right to Work doesn’t guarantee instant freedom from the shackles of big labor.  Read More Wisconsin Right To Work Case Tests Prolonged Forced Union Dues
Elections Expert: SCOTUS Punts On Wisconsin’s ‘Goldilocks’ Gerrymandering Case
By M.D. Kittle - One of the nation’s top election law watchers tells MacIver News Service he’s not surprised the U.S. Supreme Court “took the easy way out” in Wisconsin’s highly anticipated partisan redistricting case.   Read More Elections Expert: SCOTUS Punts On Wisconsin’s ‘Goldilocks’ Gerrymandering Case