Railway Labor Act

The Railway Labor Act (“RLA”), which codifies the law of labor relations affecting railroad and airline¹ workers in the United States, can be found at 45 U.S.C. §§ 151-188 [research it]. The RLA came into being in response to a series

Mesa Pilots Sue Alleging Railway Labor Act Violations

Washington, D.C.—Mesa Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), filed a lawsuit against Mesa Airlines Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The lawsuit alleges that Mesa bypassed the collective

Power of Attorney

Definition: (noun) A document which allows one person to act for another. Uses: Can be a general power of attorney, which allows one person to act as the other in every respect. This would most commonly occur when the person

Emoluments Clause

U.S. CONSTITUTION ARTICLE I SECTION 9 … [Clause 8] No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept

Snyder v. Phelps (Dissenting opinion)

Writing Our profound national commitment to free and open debate is not a license for the vicious verbal assault that occurred in this case,” following is the full text of Justice Alito’s dissent in Snyder v. Phelps. Legal.com disclaims any

Snyder v. Phelps

Commonly known as the Westboro Baptist Church free speech case, Snyder v. Phelps was heard by the Court on October 6, 2010 and decided on March 2, 2011. The Slip Opinion follows this introduction, and includes Justice Breyer’s concurring opinion.