- Newsmaker: High Court Ruling Hurts Union Goals of Immigrants
- Reporter's Notebook: Billy Wilder, Writer and Director of Classical Films, Dies
Billy Wilder wrote and directed 25 films in many different genres, from Sunset Boulevard to Some Like It Hot. The winner of three Oscars in a single night once said he probably would have traded them all for the chance to make one more picture. Wilder died today at the age of 95. Kirk Honeycutt, film critic for The Hollywood Reporter, remembers a legend from the golden age of Hollywood.
In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court has ruled against illegal immigrants and in favor of employers who violate labor law. The judgment that denied Jos- Castro back pay for work lost after being fired for handing out union cards violated national labor law. But the court ruled against Castro because he was not a legal immigrant. Miguel Contreras, of the LA AFL-CIO, says the ruling will severely weaken labor's right to organize.