The petition of the day is:

13-481

Issue: (1) Whether a governor’s subjective motives for exercising a state’s inherent power and contractual right to reduce the size of its unionized workforce are legally relevant when a court is asked to determine the constitutionality of that legislative act; and (2) whether the Second Circuit erred in requiring strict scrutiny of a governor’s decision to reduce the size of a state’s unionized workforce by falsely analogizing that decision to firing state employees based on their political party affiliation.

Posted in Rowland v. State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 14, 2014, 10:42 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/01/petition-of-the-day-517/