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Well, that is an understatement.  However, one of the proposed bills targets speech — speech which was specifically the subject of successful litigation of which I was a direct part of the legal team.  In approximately 2008, Jack Stelmack served as an elementary school principal in Lakeland, Florida.  Without getting too deeply into my belief […]

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Grateful acknowledgment to Harvey Kaye and New Deal 2.0:  http://www.newdeal20.org/2011/02/24/when-fdr-came-to-wisconsin-to-fight-the-kochs-and-walkers-of-1934-36890/ As many of you know, The Brett Law Firm Blog serves a dual purpose:  (1) Discussion of legal issues; and (2) Discussion of political economic issues.  The ongoing fight of public employees cuts across both areas.  The current threat from reactionary governors and legislators, such […]

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First, I will, for once, quote Ronald Reagan, who stated that “one of the most elemental human rights [is] the right to belong to a free trade union.”  See http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/12392 for more on Reagan’s commentary. We are presently witnessing an unprecedented assault upon workers’ rights to organize and collectively bargain.  The assault is occurring most directly […]

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Last evening, I was fulfilled by the opportunity of being a special guest lecturer at an ACLU function.  The principal topic of the discussion was Free Speech on the Internet.  Also, I did not realize — until after the lecture — that there was an extraordinarily special guest in the audience.  Bernard Cohen approached me […]

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In all of the recent hubbub within my practice — including some travel — I neglected to acknowledge the exciting surrounding the Food Not Bombs appeal before an en banc panel of the Eleventh Circuit.  Following a good result from the District Court that granted injunctive relief versus the City of Halifax’s ordinance that severely […]

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Full credit to Orrin Kerr at SCOTUS Blog:  http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/02/the-strange-case-of-ashcroft-v-al-kidd/: The Petitioner in this case is John Ashcroft, the former Attorney General, who is represented by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The Respondent is Abdullah Al-Kidd, a person who was detained under the material witness statute, who is represented by the ACLU. Al-Kidd has sued John […]

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Special mention the Adjunct Law Professors’ Blog for calling attention to this recent federal decision. Honestly, I have a bit of a problem with this from a constitutional perspective.  I believe that this does raise serious due process questions.  I cannot embrace this differentiation between the rights of custodial vs. non-custodial parents.  The U.S. Supreme […]

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Acknowledgment to Simon Lazarus and ACSBlog:  http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog/node/18344. Next, a quick apology to my burgeoning group of blog readers:  for the past week, I have been working non-stop on several issues that temporarily detracted from my blog posts.  I am hopeful that this delay on new postings is an irregular occurrence. That being said, please read […]

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Labor: New NLRB Website

Published on February 10, 2011 by in Halifax Law Articles

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Here’s what the NLRB sent out about its revised  website: The National Labor Relations Board today announced the launch of a new agency website that is more flexible, timely, easy to navigate, and useful to a variety of audiences, from practitioners to first-time visitors. The redesigned and re-imagined site, at www.nlrb.gov, builds on an overarching effort […]

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http://www.Halifaxsentinel.com/news/os-judge-turner-fights-back-20110207,0,7915073,print.story Upcoming presentation to the Florida Supreme Court in the coming couple of months.

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