Calif. High Court Labor Ruling 'Muzzles' Pols, Justices Told

By Danielle Nichole Smith (February 15, 2019, 6:07 PM EST) -- The Pacific Legal Foundation has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case challenging the California high court's finding that a former mayor of San Diego was required to meet and confer with unions about a ballot initiative concerning public employee pensions.

In its Wednesday amicus brief, the nonprofit said that the California Supreme Court's decision ran afoul of earlier U.S. Supreme Court rulings and the "political philosophy" of the nation's system of government. State statutes shouldn't be used to "muzzle" public officials and keep them from exercising their First Amendment right to free speech, Pacific Legal said....

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