The first bill signed into law by President Barack Obama in the new 111th Congress in 2009 undid the Supreme Court’s ruling in a pay discrimination challenge involving Lilly Ledbetter. The last bill signed by the president in this congressional session may be a response to another ruling by the justices.
Congress spent roughly 16 months fighting over the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. But it has taken only six months to move legislation through both houses to address the First Amendment implications of banning animal “crush videos.”
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