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THE U.S. SUPREME COURT gave businesses more power to channel disputes into individual arbitration proceeding in a ruling Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Supreme Court backs businesses, curbs class arbitration

NEW YORK - An ideologically divided U.S. Supreme Court gave businesses more power to channel disputes into individual arbitration proceedings, siding with a lighting...

New sales tax rules in R.I., Mass.

In the Wayfair v. South Dakota decision in 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for states to collect sales taxes on remote...

Better Markets applauds Supreme Court decision on liability of fraud

PROVIDENCE – Better Markets, a nonprofit advocating for the public’s interests in financial markets, applauded a new U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case...

A win for private-property rights

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a resounding victory for private-property rights.That decision will directly benefit property owners in Rhode Island and throughout the...
THE NOMINATION of federal court judge Brett Kavanaugh to take a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, pictured here, has yielded deep partisan disagreements inside and outside of Congress. / BLOOMERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Whom do you believe, Christine Blasey Ford or Brett Kavanaugh?

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the challenge to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court drew more than 20 million...

Get ready for internet sales tax

On June 21, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a case that has far-reaching consequences for internet commerce, including buyers, states and most especially...

Kavanaugh could usher in even more business-friendly era on Supreme Court

NEW YORK - Brett Kavanaugh could add a powerful new voice on the Supreme Court to restrain what government agencies can do, ushering in a...
MICHAEL J. YELNOSKY, who has served as Roger Williams University School of Law dean for four years to the week, along with public sector union leaders and other academics, comments on the local impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 27 ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31. PBN FILE PHOTO / COURTESY JULIE BRIGIDI/OGGI PHOTOGRAPHY

In ‘insulated’ R.I., unions seen surviving court ruling

Paul A. Doughty, Local 799 Providence Firefighters union president, says he’s not concerned about possible membership drops or financial woes after a June 27...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT decision on labor unions' rights to collect fees from nonmembers could negatively impact their ability to negotiate and bargain with municipal and state governments where the practice was previously allowed. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Supreme Court ruling on unions expected to reduce bargaining power

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday to revoke what is known as “fair share” fees from public-sector union members stands in opporition...
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Anthony Kennedy announced he will retire on July 31. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/T.J. KIRKPATRICK

Anthony Kennedy, swing vote on U.S. Supreme Court, will retire

NEW YORK - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he will retire, letting President Donald Trump nominate a successor who could create the...
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