The challengers in a Supreme Court case that sought -- and failed -- to cripple public unions are asking the high court to rehear the case once it has a ninth justice, after the court's 4-4 tie in March meant a lower court ruling against them would stand.
The lawyers representing teachers and the religious teachers' organization in Friedrichs v. California Teacher’s Association filed the long-shot petition Friday.
"The current vacancy will inevitably be filled, and once it is, the tie will be broken. It makes sense to hold the case for resolution until the Court is capable of resolving it," the petition said.
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