June 27th, 2018

Еще одна маленькая победа в борьбе с государственной мафией

The State’s extraction of agency fees from nonconsenting public sector employees violates the First Amendment. Abood erred in concluding otherwise, and stare decisis cannot support it. Abood is therefore overruled.


For these reasons, States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from nonconsenting employees. The First Amendment is violated when money is taken from nonconsenting employees for a public-sector union; employees must choose to support the union before anything is taken from them. Accordingly, neither an agency fee nor any other form of payment to a public-sector union may be deducted from an employee, nor may any other attempt be made to collect such a payment, unless the employee affirmatively consents to pay.


Abood was wrongly decided and is now overruled.


Уже ради одного этого... и т.д. :)

Доклад Европола о террористической угрозе в ЕС в 2017 году


В частности, там есть такая суммарная европейская статистика с разбивкой по источникам терроризма:

Overview of the failed, foiled and completed attacks in 2017 per affiliation

Jihadist - 33
Left-wing - 24
Right-wing - 5
Separatist - 137
Not specified - 6

Arrests in 2017 and per affiliation

Jihadist - 705
Left-wing - 36
Right-wing - 30
Separatist - 20
Not specified - 184

Convictions and penalties

Jihadist - 352
Left-wing - 49
Right-wing - 36
Separatist - 2
Not specified - 128

Есть то же самое и в разбивке по странам.

Что волнует европейцев

Евробарометр, март 2018 года

Immigration remains the leading concern at EU level, with 38% of mentions (-1 percentage point since autumn 2017). At 29%, terrorism remains in second position, though it has lost ground since autumn 2017 (-9, and -15 since spring 2017). The economic issues lag behind, even though they have registered slight increases since autumn 2017: the economic situation is in third place (18%, +1), ahead of the state of Member States’ public finances in fourth (17%, +1) and unemployment in fifth (14%, +1). The hierarchy of these top five concerns has remained unchanged since autumn 2017. The EU’s influence in the world (11%, +2) shares sixth place with climate change (11%, -1), which has a double-digit score for the second consecutive time. Other items are mentioned by no more than 10% of respondents: crime (10%, unchanged), rising prices/inflation/cost of living (9%, +2), the environment (8%, unchanged), energy supply (4%, +1), pensions (4%, =), and taxation (4%, +1).

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