Kavanaugh Watch: Bad Forecast for Worker and Environmental Protections

And in our continuing series of posts about why Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court would be a disaster for workers: The San Francisco Chronicle reviews Kavanaugh’s dissent in the SeaWorld case that we wrote about last week (here). Bob Egelco writes that “The appeals court ruling¬†in SeaWorld vs. Perez stands as an illustration…

Kavanaugh’s Labor Record: Unanimously Awful

After President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, I wrote a post describing his anti-worker dissent in the SeaWorld case. In response, a commenter called me “a far left activist [who] has always opposed any politician, judge, or person who has an alternative view.” Well I would heartily disagree with that characterization, but…

If Neil Gorsuch is Confirmed, “More Workers Will Die on the Job”

Will the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch be good for worker safety? The clear answer is “No.” Allow me to elaborate. Neil Gorsuch is the judicial embodiment of Steve Bannon’s commitment to deconstruct the regulatory state.¬†Emily Bazelon and Eric Posner argue in the New York Times: “The reality is that Judge Gorsuch embraces a judicial philosophy…