Supreme Court rules on Holder vs. Humanitarian Law Project
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The Supreme Court has expanded its interpretation of a law meant to deter terrorist organizations from receiving outside assistance. The decision in the case, Holder versus Humanitarian Law project, ended more than a decade of legal action and limits free speech. FSRN’s Leigh Ann Caldwell reports.
The Supreme Court issued two other significant rulings today that sided with big business. In Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, the High Court ruled 7-1 in favor of the biotech giant. Justices said that a lower court could not block the company from selling genetically modified Alfalfa while the federal government conducted an environmental impact study of the GM crop.
In Rent a Center versus Jackson, the court ruled that arbitration is a sufficient way to settle workplace discrimination suits. Antonio Jackson filed a racial discrimination claim to later find out his hiring contract waived his right to take employment claims before a court. Arbitration companies are often third parties employed by the business that is a party to the claim.