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SCOTUS Union Case Stalemate Highlights Importance Of Scalia’s Absence

Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Holly Meade and BarbWire’s Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.

The Union Case before the Supreme Court that just recently resulted in a 4-4 split shows the importance of Justice Scalia, and the importance of filling his seat with someone who respects the original understanding of the Constitution.

Mat Staver: This case was a major case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Becca Friedrichs, an Orange County, California, public school teacher for around 30 years, a person who I had the opportunity to meet in California, was the lead, but not the only plaintiff in the case. And everyone was predicting that what the Supreme Court was going to do was issue a landmark decision freeing up workers and ruling against the unions. Why? Because in the lower court and in the Court of Appeals, the courts ruled against the plaintiffs who were arguing against forced unionism. Why? Because the Supreme Court had a previous precedent and they had no choice. The Supreme Court could have allowed that decision to stand, because they already had a previous ruling a number of years ago, but they took the case.

Why did they take the case? Because it appeared that there were five people on the Supreme Court that were ready to go in a more constitutional direction. But that has now been quashed with this 4-4 split.

Matt Barber: And isn’t it almost certain that there was. It would have been a 5-4 victory for the Constitution. And to give the bottom line here, anyone, even if they’re not a member of a union, a government worker who says “I cannot in good conscience be a member of a union because the unions are a money-laundering system in order to funnel money into the Democratic party and to liberal causes…


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