District Court Rules in Friedrichs

The district court granted CIR’s request to enter judgment on behalf of the defendant unions in Friedrichs v. CTA, CIR’s challenge to compulsory union dues.  The decision means the case can proceed to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit without discovery or a trial, both of which would have delayed the case significantly.  All the parties agreed that the case raises a pure issue of law that can only be decided by the Supreme Court and today’s decision speeds the case along to the next stage.