Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show

4:05pm ET - Yesterday, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled that President Barack Obama's administrative actions on immigration, which could grant deportation relief to up to 5 million people, goes beyond "beyond prosecutorial discretion" and is therefore unconstitutional.  However the Judge in this case has a rather questionable history on the bench and according to many legal experts his decision does not appear to carry any real-world consequences.  Joining us today to discuss U.S. District Court Judge Arthur Schwab and his recent ruling is Elise Foley, an immigration and politics reporter for The Huffington Post.  You can also follow Elise on twitter.

4:35pm ET - Following the Great Recession, state legislators across the country introduced hundreds of bills to destroy the rights of public-sector unions to collectively bargain and participate in politics.  Furthermore, Republican governors have also succeeded in scaling back the organizing ability of public workers in several states, and according to Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, a doctoral candidate in government and social policy at Harvard University and a member of the Scholars Strategy Network who blogs for The Washington Post, these conservative advances are significant because the public sector remains one of the last strongholds of union strength in the United States.  He joins us today to talk about how The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is working non-stop with conservative legislators to undermine public-sector unions and destroy the American Working Class.  You can also follow Alex on twitter.

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