SCOTUS adds more cases to 2017-2018 term, including union dispute

Source: National Public Radio [US state media]

“The Supreme Court added 11 cases to its term that begins next week, agreeing to hear a pivotal case on unions that represent government employees. Other cases involve a range of topics, from searches by police to overtime pay for car dealership service advisers. The newly accepted cases were announced Thursday morning — and so far, the union case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, is attracting the most attention. The Associated Press says that with a conservative majority, the Supreme Court will hear ‘a new case with the potential to financially cripple Democratic-leaning labor unions that represent government workers. The justices deadlocked 4-4 in a similar case last year.'” (09/28/17)

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/28/554225345/supreme-court-adds-more-cases-to-2017-2018-session-including-union-dispute