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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...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT said government employees have a constitutional right not to pay union fees. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONELLI

Supreme Court deals blow to unions by rejecting mandatory fees

NEW YORK - A divided U.S. Supreme Court said government employees have a constitutional right not to pay union fees in a ruling that...
THE SUPREME COURT may have ruled that states can allow betting on individual sporting events, but many gamblers who will want to place those wagers using a credit card face a major hurdle: a large share of U.S. credit card companies don't allow it. / BLOOMBERG/ JUSTIN CHIN

Sports gambling’s next hurdle is credit cards after court ruling

NEW YORK - For states ready to legalize gambling, banks hold many of the cards.The Supreme Court ruled this week that states can allow...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT has overturned the federal law that barred gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Federal sports-wagering ban overturned by U.S. Supreme Court

NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country,...

Internet sales taxes divide U.S. Supreme Court justices

NEW YORK - U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled they are divided about whether to let states start collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes from...

Kilmartin joins coalition opposing latest travel ban

PROVIDENCE – A coalition of 17 attorneys general, including Rhode Island, has filed a new amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing President...
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