News > U.S.

Supreme Court says states can be sued for discriminating against veterans

1 month ago   |   By KOAT

The Supreme Court has allowed a former state trooper to sue Texas over his claim that he was forced out of his job when he returned from Army service in Iraq.
Read more ...

 

Justices say vet who lost job as Texas trooper can sue state

Justices say vet who lost job as Texas trooper can sue state

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a former state trooper to sue Texas over his claim that he was forced out of his job when he returned from Army service in Iraq.
The justices ruled for Army veteran Le Roy Torres under a federal law that was enacted in 1994 in the wake of the Persian Gulf war to strengthen job protections for returning service members.
By a 5-4 vote, the high court rejected Texas' claim that it is shielded from such lawsuits. “Text, history, and precedent show that the States, in coming together to form a Union, agreed to sacrifice their sovereign...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   U.S.  


German ex-chancellor sues parliament

German ex-chancellor sues parliament

Gerhard Schroeder seeks to get back funding for his office that was withdrawn amid a row over his ties to Russia Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has launched a legal... Read more ...

Russian hockey shocked by youngster's training death

Russian hockey shocked by youngster's training death

The player died at a training session for the SKA St. Petersburg youth team Authorities in the Russian city of St. Petersburg have begun a criminal investigation into the... Read more ...

UK annual energy bills likely to soar above £5,000

UK annual energy bills likely to soar above £5,000

The grim forecast comes as Europe is facing the worst power crunch in decades The average annual energy bill in Britain is expected to surge above £5,000 in 2023, according to... Read more ...

Australian politician makes Taiwan conflict warning

Australian politician makes Taiwan conflict warning

Opposition leader Peter Dutton says Beijing is ready to seize the island, “come hell or high water” Australia's opposition leader has urged people to “cut through the... Read more ...

Actor Anne Heche Is on Life Support and Survival Is ‘Not Expected'

Actor Anne Heche Is on Life Support and Survival Is ‘Not Expected'

LOS ANGELES - Anne Heche is on life support after suffering a brain injury in a fiery crash a week ago and her survival isn't expected, according to a statement from a... Read more ...

The drought across Europe is drying up rivers, killing fish and shriveling crops

The drought across Europe is drying up rivers, killing fish and shriveling crops

An unprecedented drought is afflicting nearly half of the European continent, damaging farm economies, forcing water restrictions and causing wildfires and threatening aquatic... Read more ...

Steven Seagal Goes on Russian TV, Attacks CNN After HIMARS Fact Check

The Hollywood star backed the Kremlin explanation for the attack on the Olenivka prison in the Donetsk region, which killed 53. Read more ...

Orange Line shutdown plan to be released

Orange Line shutdown plan to be released

One week from Friday, the planned shutdown of the Orange Line is set to begin. Read more ...

When Will the Pandemic End? And Other Pressing Questions, Answered

Three experts weigh in. Read more ...

The Joys of Swimming While Fat

An illustrator finds freedom in the water. Read more ...