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The Supreme Court Has Crossed the Rubicon

Linda Greenhouse New York Times
You know the Rubicon has been crossed when the Supreme Court issues a conservative voting rights order so at odds with settled precedent and without any sense of the moment that Chief Justice John Roberts feels constrained to dissent.

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Alabama Judge Orders Stop to Picketing at Warrior Met Coal

William Thornton al.com
“The Constitution of the United States protects American citizens’ rights to stand on the side of a road and call a scab a scab,” United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts said in response to a circuit court restraining order.

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Striking Coal Miners Return to New York to Picket Investor

Steven Wishnia LaborPress.org
“They don’t want to pay the profit back that we earned that company,” UMWA District 20 vice president Larry Spencer told the rally. "Give us a fair contract and we’ll go back to work in these coal mines" The strike is the longest in Alabama history.

Conservatives Love Coal Miners — Until They Go on Strike

Jacob Morrison Jacobin
The Right has worked hard in recent years to portray itself as defenders of beleaguered coal miners. But over a thousand miners are currently on strike in Alabama and we haven’t heard a peep about it from conservative talking heads. Weird.
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