1stPrize: INR 5,000 2ndPrize: INR 3,500 3rdPrize: INR 1,500 Winners will be awarded at a ceremony presided over by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Markandey Katjuat Law College Dehradun, Faculty of Uttaranchal University, on 2nd February, 2019. Registration Fee: INR 200 … [Read more...] about Call For Entries: Law College Dehradun’s Essay Competition On Constitutional Law
Like the PCAOB, NERC, in its capacity as the FERC-certified ERO, is carrying out executive functions by promulgating reliability standards under the purview of FERC's jurisdiction and meting out penalties for violations. Like the SEC with respect to the PCAOB, FERC has significant oversight authority over NERC and can remand both reliability standards and penalties with which it finds fault. However, EPAct 2005 does not grant FERC the power to appoint or dismiss NERC officers or trustees with whom it has policy disagreements, nor can FERC summarily dismiss NERC from its role as the ERO. Rather, FERC has promulgated regulations under EPAct 2005 under which it may, after notice and opportunity for a hearing, suspend or revoke its certification of a given entity as the ERO. Unlike the members of the PCAOB, NERC's trustees and officers are largely insulated from direct dismissal by the supervising executive agency, taking into account certain independence requirements and other … [Read more...] about After the Supreme Court’s Free Enterprise Fund Decision, Could NERC’s Level of Autonomy Face a Constitutional Challenge?
The Carpenters Union had a primary labor dispute with several construction employers, including Ellison & Knuth of Arizona, allegedly based on the employer's failure to pay area standard wages and benefits. As part of its actions, Carpenters Union members held large banners stating "Shame on [NAME OF SECONDARY EMPLOYER]" in large letters and, in smaller letters, "Labor Dispute" on either side of this statement. Thus, the banner appeared to identify the neutral building owner as the target of the labor activity rather than the targeted contractor. The banners could be viewed by passing motorists and employees coming to the jobsite but were some distance from the jobsite entrances. Although accompanied by leafletting, they were not accompanied by traditional picketing and, at most, only four Union representatives were present at any time to hold the banners. As a result, there was no chanting, blockage, or other mass display of "confrontational … [Read more...] about Newly Constituted Board Holds that Bannering is Speech – National Labor Relations Act
We got more evidence of the demise of employment-based health insurance just last week from a Gallup survey. It revealed that the percentage of American adults who get their coverage from an employer is continuing to decline, dropping to 44.5 percent in the third quarter of this year. That’s down from 49.8 percent when Gallup started conducting the insurance surveys in 2008. The Employee Benefit Research Institute reported in a September analysis of insurance trends that the steady erosion of our employment-based system dates back to 2000. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Likely to Uphold Obamacare as Constitutional: ANALYSIS
There are numerous possible outcomes to the case. These outcomes include:The Court decides that it cannot address the merits of the constitutionality of the individual mandate question until 2014 or 2015 because it is barred by the Anti-Injunction Act.The Court decides that the Medicaid expansion is unconstitutional, but the rest of the ACA is constitutional.The Court decides that the individual mandate is unconstitutional, and that the mandate is fully severable from the rest of the ACA such that the rest of the law may survive.The Court decides that the individual mandate is unconstitutional, and that some (or even all) of the ACA’s other provisions must also be struck down because these provisions are inextricably linked to the individual mandate (with particular focus on the insurance market reforms, including those requiring guarantee issue and adjusted community rating).It has been very difficult to predict how the Supreme Court will rule. While some scholars attempt to … [Read more...] about Florida v. HHS Raises Key Constitutional Issues Related to Health Care Reform