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Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Property Rights, Mulls Reinstating Death Penalty For Boston Bomber And More




Farmworkers wear face masks while harvesting curly mustard in a field on February 10, 2021 in Ventura County, California.
Farmworkers wear face masks while harvesting curly mustard in a field on February 10, 2021 in Ventura County, California.
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The Supreme Court appeared ready last week to side with two California agriculture businesses that want to bar labor organizers from their property, a case that could be another blow to unions.
The justices heard arguments in a case involving a California labor regulation put in place in 1975, following the efforts of labor leader Cesar Chavez. The regulation grants unions access to farms and other agriculture businesses in order to organize workers for up to three hours per day, 120 days per year.
The Supreme Court also said it will consider reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, presenting President Joe Biden with an early test of his opposition to capital punishment.
We’ll dive into these cases, as well as other issues on the docket, including abortion and gun control. Questions? Call us at 866-893-5722.

With files from the Associated Press.

Guest:

Kimberly Robinson, U.S. Supreme Court reporter for Bloomberg Law and co-host of Bloomberg Law’s podcast “Cases and Controversies”; she tweets @KimberlyRobinsn