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Tie Vote In Major Labor Case Underscores Need For Full Supreme Court

Washington, DC – On news this morning that the U.S. Supreme Court divided evenly 4-4 in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a major labor case over the issue of public sector unions and fair-share fees, Constitutional Accountability Center President Elizabeth Wydra issued the following reaction:

 

“This is an important case, and while we argued that the ruling of the court below should be affirmed, as it now has been, today’s divided ruling from the Supreme Court establishes no national precedent while leaving open the possibility that the issue will come before the Court once again. Such an outcome only emphasizes the importance of a Court that can operate with a full complement of nine justices that can resolve important legal questions from lower courts once and for all.”

 

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Resources:

 

CAC “friend of the court” brief in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association on behalf of 48 current and former Republican members of state legislatures and Congress in support of the teachers:  http://theusconstitution.org/cases/friedrichs-v-california-teachers-association-us-sup-ct 

 

“GOP not entirely united on Friedrichs case,” Illinois News Networks, Wednesday, December 2, 2015: http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2015/12/01/gop-not-entirely-united-on-friedrichs-case/a49h4q9/ 

 

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Constitutional Accountability Center (www.theusconstitution.org) is a think tank, public interest law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution’s text and history.

 

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