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PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
5:49pm
Tue Jun 3, 2014

Pending SCOTUS Case Could Significantly Affect Public Employee Unions

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling sometime this month on a case that could potentially deal a hard blow to public employee unions nationwide. Progress Illinois takes a look at the possible implications of the Harris v. Quinn case.

PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
2:00pm
Tue Jul 2, 2013

Legal Experts: SCOTUS Decision Leaves Affirmative Action ‘Up In The Air’

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to send a case involving the University of Texas at Austin’s race-conscious admissions policy back to a lower court for a second look. We explore what the decision means for affirmative action programs in the nation's colleges and universities.

Quick Hit
by Steven Ross Johnson
1:49pm
Mon Jul 9, 2012

Local Health Advocates Press Quinn For Illinois Health Exchange

Emboldened by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last month that upheld key elements within President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act of 2010, health reform advocates recently called on Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to move quickly toward establishing a state-run health insurance exchange prior to the federal government’s January 1 deadline.

More than a hundred health, education and labor groups signed a letter sent to Gov. Quinn last week asking him to issue an executive order to implement an exchange in light of the Illinois General Assembly’s inability to develop a plan prior to the conclusion of its spring session in May.