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4th Circuit finds labor pacts don’t bar furloughs in county (access required)

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a judge’s ruling that a Maryland county’s furlough of 5,900 workers was unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. ruled last August that Prince George’s County violated a provision that bars states from passing laws that impair contractual obligations. He wrote that the two-week furloughs improperly reduced ...

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