A federal judge in Wisconsin handed down an opinion yesterday granting the Catholic Church — and indeed, potentially all religious institutions — such sweeping immunity from federal bankruptcy law that it is not clear that it would permit any plaintiff to successfully sue any church in any court. While the ostensible issue in this case is whether over $50 million in church funds are shielded from a bankruptcy proceeding triggered largely by a flood of clerical sex abuse claims against the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Judge Rudolph Randa reads the church’s constitutional and legal right to religious liberty so broadly as to render religious institutions immune from much of the law.
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Amazon announced today that it will be expanding to the tune of 7,000 additional jobs in the U.S. It comes as no surprise that it would be from it’s fulfillment network where hundred of thousands of it products (and those of its partners) ship every day. Not simply a marketing ploy, the company is hiring full time employees that will make 30% more than “typical retail jobs.” In addition, employees will receive benefits (and comprehensive ones) from day one. In addition, 2,000 customer service (full time and part time) and seasonal jobs have been created.
Way to go Amazon! We may not produce as much as we used to (although companies like Apple and Motorola to name a few are trying to change that), but we can ship the heck out of things instead, I guess.