Friedrichs 4-4 is union victory on agency shop fees

As predicted here, the Supreme Court today affirmed Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association by splitting four-to-four. This sets no precedent, but it leaves undisturbed the current system under which public sector employees can be required to pay fees to the unions that represent them. Here's what the opinion looks like:

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES No. 14–915 REBECCA FRIEDRICHS, ET AL., PETITIONERS v. CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, ET AL.

ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT [March 29, 2016]

PER CURIAM.

The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.

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