Bloomberg Politics reports:

The U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked in one of its highest profile cases [Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association], issuing a 4-4 ruling that lets more than 20 states continue to require public-sector workers to help fund the union that represents them.

Union opponents had looked to be on the brink of a watershed victory that would have conferred a First Amendment right for workers to withhold fees. Justice Antonin Scalia’s Feb. 13 death changed the dynamic, depriving that side of what probably would have been a fifth vote.

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