Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Inspired by Cesar Chavez.
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down part of a historic California law inspired by Cesar Chavez and the farm workers union, ruling that agricultural landowners and food processors have a right to keep union organizers off their property.
The justices by a 6-3 vote said the state’s “right of access” rule violates property rights protected by the Constitution, which states private property shall not be “taken for public use without just compensation.”
Born in Yuma, Arizona to a Mexican American family, Cesar Chavez began his working life as a manual laborer before spending two years in the United States Navy. Relocating to California, where he married, he got involved in the Community Service Organization (CSO), through which he helped laborers register to vote. In 1959, he became the CSO’s national director, a position based in Los Angeles.
In the 1960s he began organizing strikes among farmworkers, most notably the successful Delano Grape Strike of 1965–1970.
YouTube: Movie scene from Cesar Chavez: “Huelga!” (“Strike!”)…
Bobby Kennedy: “How can you go and arrest somebody if they haven’t violated the law?”
Sheriff: “They are ready to violate the law.” (Laughter)
Bobby Kennedy: “Can I suggest in the interim period of time, in the luncheon period of time, that the Sheriff and District Attorney read the Constitution of the United States.”
Actual footage of Bobby Kennedy in Delano, CA during the Delano Grape Strike…YouTube…
I watched the movie Cesar Chavez and I give it a “Thumbs Up!”
June 25, 2021 at 5:04 PM #431503GZeusHParticipant
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I foresee that next Jan. 15th, the Supremes will decide that the 13th Amendment was an “unlawful taking of private property”.
Corporate America consists of totalitarian entities laser-focused on short-term greed.
If you just got finessed into calling the medicine that won the 2015 Nobel Prize for its role in treating human disease ‘horse de-wormer’ then you need to sit the next couple of plays out.
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