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strike

Etymology: AS, strican, to advance swiftly
an action taken collectively by the employees of a company or institution in which they stop reporting for work in an effort to cause the employer to accede to certain demands. A strike usually follows unsuccessful negotiations between representatives of the union and management.

strike

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42) Activist courts strike down statutes in many cases; restrained courts more rarely declare legislation to be unconstitutional.
He prayed the court to declare the law as completely in conflict with the constitution and strike down.
BEIRUT: The information minister said Tuesday that he hoped the Shura Council would strike down the government's latest move to increase wages and benefits.
Counsel for Morgentaler called upon the Court to acquit the abortionist and strike down the abortion law on the fanciful ground that it violated the right of women "to life, liberty (and) security of the person" in the Canadian Bill of Rights.
Isn't he acknowledging, against interest, that the court failed to strike down other unconstitutional particulars in the act?
Yet nowhere does O'Connor reckon with her vote on grounds of federalism to strike down the Violence Against Women Act, which gave women assaulted because of their gender the right to sue in federal court.
Not surprisingly, Monti came to be known as the first European Competition Commissioner to strike down a deal between two American companies after the deal had received antitrust clearance in the United States.
Even conservative Pepperdine University law professor Douglas Kmiec, who believes that modern secularism has "perverted" the constitutional ban on an official state religion into a mandate to banish religiosity from the public square, wrote in The Wall Street Journal that, "given the peculiar facts of the case, the Supreme Court may have been right" to strike down the Santa Fe policy.
Had the Supreme Court voted to strike down Chapter 2 aid, this project would have been similarly imperiled.
The supreme court's decision on May 20 to strike down the heterosexual definition of spouse will likely force lawmakers to rewrite the country's law books to give legal rights to same-sex couples.
But, much more importantly, while the court continued to strike down state and federal laws dealing with social legislation, the courts were supporting ethnic and religious identities.