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Chamber of Commerce v. Brown

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
06-939 9th Cir. Mar 19, 2008
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Jun 19, 2008 7-2 Stevens OT 2007

Holding: Sections 16645.2 and 16645.7 of California’s Assembly Bill 1889 – which, among other things, prohibits employers that receive state grants or more than $10,000 in state program funds per year from using the funds “to assist, promote, or deter union organizing” – are pre-empted by the National Labor Relations Act.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice John Paul Stevens on June 19, 2008. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ginsburg joined.

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