Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Chamber of Commerce v. Brown

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
06-939 9th Cir. Mar 19, 2008
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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