How Has Scalia’s Death Helped Teachers Unions?

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away. While his death is causing controversy in the White House, it is also having an effect on a teachers union lawsuit in California.

Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Assn is currently before the court and with Scalia gone, there is a current 4-4 split. It was expectd that he would side with Friedrichs and limit unions’ ability to collect membership dues and other fees.

Unions have a temporary win until a new justice is appointed or until opponents decide to start up a new case.

“So the conflict shifts to President Obama's ability to appoint a replacement or who will win the presidential election,” said Jeffrey H. Keefe, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute.


Read more at The Los Angeles Times


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