Accuracy in Media

The plaintiff will attempt to petition to have the case re-heard before the Supreme Court when the court is fully staffed (currently operating with 8 justices instead of the usual 9 due to the passing of Antonin Scalia):

The court released its ruling on Freidrichs v. California Teachers Association, splitting 4-4 along ideological lines. The tie handed a victory to the union since the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the right of unions and public sector entities to mandate union dues as a condition of employment, a precedent established by the high court in Abood v. Detroit (1977).

California elementary school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs challenged the four-decade-old precedent, claiming that paying dues to the California Teachers Association represented coercive political speech since union bargaining centered on taxpayer dollars.

Photo by Pherit

Ready to fight back against media bias?
Join us by donating to AIM today.


Comments are turned off for this article.