Vacancy leaves Supreme Court in limbo

#DoYourJobTHE DEATH of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February is having a profound impact on cases still before the court. These cases included Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a lawsuit that tried to weaken unions and deprive working people of their voice on the job.

Even though a 4-4 deadlock after Scalia’s death allowed a lower court’s decision to stand, resulting in a win for unions, AFT President Randi Weingarten says our union must keep engaging and mobilizing every AFT member in supporting public education. She also is urging the Senate to move forward in considering Merrick Garland, a centrist appeals court judge whom President Obama has nominated to serve on the court.

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