A narrow escape for public-sector unions: As Matt writes, the justices split 4-4 in Friedrichs v. CTA, leaving a pro-union ruling in the lower courts intact. Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last month, would almost certainly have voted to overturn Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, the decision that became the basis for public-employee contracts.
Trump’s manager is charged with battery: Corey Lewandowski was booked on misdemeanor charges today, stemming from the March 8 incident with Michelle Fields, who at the time was a reporter with Breitbart. Trump’s response:
Wow, Corey Lewandowski, my campaign manager and a very decent man, was just charged with assaulting a reporter. Look at tapes-nothing there!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2016
Why aren't people looking at this reporters earliest statement as to what happened, that is before she found out the episode was on tape?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2016
Scott Walker endorses Ted Cruz: The Wisconsin governor was once seen as a potential Republican presidential nominee. Today, he gave his backing to the U.S. senator from Texas:
After the failed Obama-Clinton Admin, Americans want leadership. I endorse @TedCruz, a principled constitutional conservative who can win.— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) March 29, 2016
The state holds its primary on April 5.
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