Thursday, January 29, 2009

Obama signs fair pay law!

Let's hear it for the new administration, and let's hope the next 4 years are (by some miracle) like the past 9 days.

Today, President Obama signed his first bill passed by Congress into law. This new law restores the right to sue over pay discrimination - a right that had been robbed by a spurious Supreme Court ruling in 2007. (The Supreme Court had overturned decades of legal precedent.)

Meanwhile, Republican heads are exploding, as scarce neurons rub together to try to grasp why a Federalist Society-inspired court ruling wasn't allowed to remain in force forever. It's because you don't get to make the rules anymore, Repubs. Cope.

(Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE50S4S320090129)