- Written by Jacquelyn E. Larson
A nationwide protest, called “A Day Without Immigrants,” is expected to take place tomorrow, February 16, 2017, in response to recent moves by President Trump aimed at combatting problems related to illegal immigration. The boycott expected to take place on Thursday calls for immigrants to not attend work, open their businesses, spend money, or even send their kids to classes.
Some groups supporting the strike warn that it may be a “soft launch” for a larger strike being organized for May 1, 2017 (link). A similar strike took place on Monday, February 13, 2017 in Wisconsin, called “A Day Without Latinos.” Thousands of people marched in Milwaukee and 150 businesses closed for the day.
- Written by Gregory Blueford
As previously reported, the United States Supreme Court is set to review the legality of arbitration agreements that bar employees from pursuing class action lawsuits. However, the Supreme Court told lawyers involved in the three cases that the Court would not hear the cases until the 2017 court term, which begins in October. By October, the Court should have its full complement of judges, assuming that nominee Neil Gorsuch is ultimately confirmed by the Senate. This delay nearly guarantees that a final decision will be made within the next year. Observers were worried that a tie on the issue was inevitable with the current eight-member court and would continue the confusion regarding the enforceability of class action waivers.