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Supreme Court Denies Rights to Illegal Laborers

"Awarding back pay to illegal aliens runs counter to policies underlying" federal immigration laws, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist wrote in the court's opinion.

Is it me, or does this give companies more incentive to employ (and exploit) illegal laborers?

NY Times article (free registration required)


Well, of course. The current Supreme Court majority is in favor of doing whatever helps business interests; workers' rights are way off their radar screen. I'll bet if they had the chance they'd rule that employers didn't have to pay illegal laborers at all.

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