Unions Could Take NJ Pension Battle To US Supreme Court

Law360, Jersey City (June 9, 2015, 9:33 PM EDT) -- A landmark New Jersey Supreme Court decision on Tuesday upholding Gov. Chris Christie's decision to slash $1.57 billion in pension funding dealt a heavy blow to public employee unions, but they could have a toehold to seek the U.S. Supreme Court's review on federal constitutional grounds.

A petition for certification with the U.S. Supreme Court could be one route for unions as they come to grips with the opinion from a 5-2 majority of the state court, which found that a 2011 law providing workers with a contractual right to annually required pension contributions from the state couldn't bind legislators and...

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