Walker Out: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) announced yesterday that he was withdrawing from the race for the GOP’s 2016 nomination for the presidency. Walker, who famously clashed with labor unions in his home state, last week unveiled an outline of his policy proposals on labor law reform. They included: eliminating the NLRB; passing a national Right-To-Work law; and, prohibiting federal public employee unions. The AFL-CIO was obviously pleased with his exit.
Sixth Circuit Upholds NLRB Jurisdiction Over Indian Tribes: Denying a petition for re-hearing by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld its June 1, 2015 panel decision. In that decision, the majority criticized the principles on which it based its decision, and opined it would decline jurisdiction if “writing on a clean slate.” Nevertheless, it felt bound by precedent to rule against the tribe. The full panel of the Court appears to agree:
The petition … was circulated to the full court. Less than a majority of the judges voted in favor of rehearing en banc.
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