Chamber of Commerce v. Brown

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Mar 19, 2008
Tr.Aud.
Opinion
Vote
7-2
Author
Stevens
Term

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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