The Absence of Supreme Court Justice Scalia Is Felt
(1 min Audio Report – Freedom’s Call)
The absence of Justice Scalia was recently felt in a 4-4 Supreme Court decision requiring mandatory union membership for teachers.
Orange County teacher, Rebecca Friedrichs, and several others sued to overturn the required union fees.
The circuit court of appeals rejected the lawsuit. It cited the 1977 Supreme Court ruling that authorizes unions to require municipal employees, teachers, college instructors and transit workers to help cover the cost of collective bargaining.
Before Scalia’s death, the Court’s five more conservative justices had served notice that they were ready to overturn that ruling…
Yet now, the tie vote favors the stranglehold of the unions.
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