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Appeals Court Delivers 'Tremendous Blow to Federal Workers' With Decision to Uphold Trump's Anti-Union Executive Orders

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/16/appeals-court-delivers-tremendous-blow-federal-workers-decision-uphold-trumps-anti

I doubt that this ruling will result in any unions getting busted.
Business must be proud to be able screw employees more and more effectively.

I’m beyond confused, perhaps legal minds here at CD can explain. How can a court strike down a ruling from a lower court, when the higher court has no jurisdiction over this type of case? Is this a major catch-22 in our court sys., or is there something missing in the story?

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The highest court’s ruling wins?
MAGA =s. Making Americans Grovel Again.
So much for Trump’s 1950s America. He’s going back to America’s 1920s.
" When rich white pig trash grow wings, all they do is hog the trough and shit on things. "

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“Highest court’s ruling wins?”
I understand that’s the norm, but this sounds unique, the higher court has no jurisdiction over this type of case. From a logical sense, it’s like sticking you’re nose where it doesn’t belong. Just seems like there’s something missing from the story.

I can’t believe this shit. Destroying unions will not make America great again.Trump is driving down the cost of government to make it more appealing to the One Percent when they privatize it.

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The GOP are taking us back to the 1880s.

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His executive orders included taking away seniority protection against arbitrary termination, known as “last hired, first fired”. Yeah, his orders are effectively busting the unions. Taken as a whole with the other recent court decisions, the unions will be a name only.

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Piss off union folks long enough may, just maybe, they will lead on total, non cooperation. Solidarity!

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block Trump’s orders, which made it easier to fire federal employees

Time to fire the Chief employee of We The People occupying the WH!

Here is what the D.C. Circuit held:

“The district court concluded that certain provisions in the orders were unlawful and enjoined the President’s subordinates in the executive branch from implementing them. We hold that the district court lacked jurisdiction and vacate its judgment.” 1st paragraph, 3rd and 4th sentences.

The D. C. Circuit did not hold that it lacked jurisdiction to hear the appeal, but rather that the lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case.

You can find the Circuit Court’s opinion by googling U.S. Court of Appeals for the D. C. Circuit, then look for “opinion locator” and under that “Recent”

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“How can a court strike down a ruling from a lower court, when the higher court has no jurisdiction over this type of case?Is this a major catch-22 in our court sys., or is there something missing in the story?”

The D.C. Circuit has jurisdiction to affirm, modify, or vacate orders from the District Court for the District of Columbia. It vacated the District Court’s order on the ground that the District Court lacked jurisdiction over the matter put before it, The matter put before the Circuit Court was not the lawfulness of the executive orders, but rather whether jurisdiction (power, authority) lay in the District Court to opine on those orders.

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Thank you for clearing that up Hector, much appreciated.

That could mean that in a future time we will have to do it the bloody way again. Recreating the unions from a dust bin will be craziness.
I would like to see us adopt a national union. All Americans belong, with an opt out provision of some sort.
Just like all Americans should be required to vote unless they can’t for verifiable reasons.
We can track this just as easily as we do for taxes and other government jurisdictions.

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Your question gets the credit, Recon — And you’re welcome.

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Impeachment vote failed today.

Gandolf, great ideas all, but without the power to effect even a tax increase on the One Percent, all just pipe dreams.