Lesa Curtis of Westchester, N.Y., rallies outside the Supreme Court on Jan. 11, 2016, as justices heard arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. The death of Justice Antonin Scalia is likely to result in a court split 4-4 and leave the lower court’s ruling favoring the union intact.
Lesa Curtis of Westchester, N.Y., rallies outside the Supreme Court on Jan. 11, 2016, as justices heard arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. The death of Justice Antonin Scalia is likely to result in a court split 4-4 and leave the lower court’s ruling favoring the union intact. Jacquelyn Martin The Associated Press
Lesa Curtis of Westchester, N.Y., rallies outside the Supreme Court on Jan. 11, 2016, as justices heard arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. The death of Justice Antonin Scalia is likely to result in a court split 4-4 and leave the lower court’s ruling favoring the union intact. Jacquelyn Martin The Associated Press
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Dan Walters: Scalia’s death likely saves teachers union in dues case

February 14, 2016 03:30 PM

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