Justices Weigh California's Limit On Employer Speech

Law360, New York (March 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a case that could affect similar legislation proposed in 15 other states, U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared divided Wednesday over whether a California law can bar employers from using state funds to influence union-organizing activities.

During oral arguments, Justices Antonin Scalia and John Roberts seemed to question the neutrality of California’s law, while Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen L. Breyer showed support that the state should be able to decide how its funding is used.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has criticized the 2000...
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