This 2013 photo, provided by Center for Individual Rights, shows Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran Orange County public school teacher. Her case challenging a state law requiring non-members of public employee unions to pay dues was set aside in a 4-4 Supreme Court vote after Justice Antonin Scalia died, but the issue is being revived in another case that awaits confirmation of his successor.
This 2013 photo, provided by Center for Individual Rights, shows Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran Orange County public school teacher. Her case challenging a state law requiring non-members of public employee unions to pay dues was set aside in a 4-4 Supreme Court vote after Justice Antonin Scalia died, but the issue is being revived in another case that awaits confirmation of his successor. Greg Schneider Center for Individual Rights
This 2013 photo, provided by Center for Individual Rights, shows Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran Orange County public school teacher. Her case challenging a state law requiring non-members of public employee unions to pay dues was set aside in a 4-4 Supreme Court vote after Justice Antonin Scalia died, but the issue is being revived in another case that awaits confirmation of his successor. Greg Schneider Center for Individual Rights
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California union dues case dies, but another rises up

January 16, 2017 12:01 AM

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.