RUSH: Good news here, folks. The Supreme Court has decided to take the case of Mark Janus, an Illinois state employee who objected to mandatory union fees. In his state, 35,000 government employees are represented by various unions.
In early 2016, a similar case (brought by a California schoolteacher) was brought before the court when Justice Scalia died. The court split 4-4, leaving the issue unresolved.
It was widely believed that the full Court with nine justices would have ruled against the state unions. Which would have been a huge blow to liberals, loosening their stranglehold on the 22 states without “right-to-work” laws.
Now, don’t think for a minute the left doesn’t know what’s at stake. The four largest government unions –-the National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the Service Employees International Union, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees —
they’re on high alert. They’re calling the case a “well-funded plot” to use the Supreme Court to “further rig the economic rules against everyday working people.”
This case is about giving “everyday working people” the right to opt out of a rigged system that benefits Democrats. Government employees are forced to hand over hard-earned money to unions, which then funnel the money to the Democrats.
Next June, the Supreme Court can finally “un-rig” this particular money-laundering scheme. That’s why unions are in full-fledged panic — as it should be!