2 cases _ and anyone's guess _ left in Supreme Court term

June 26, 2018 - 5:20 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court returns to the bench one last time Wednesday, with two cases left to decide and then a summer break from the news — unless, that is, a justice chooses that moment to announce his or her retirement.

It's happened before, but not since 1987 and there are no outward signs that anyone is planning to leave.

Before a justice even would have the chance to stun the courtroom, however, the court has to resolve two cases, including an important challenge to the financial health of labor unions that represent government workers.

The justices are considering whether to invalidate state laws that require public employees to pay fees to the unions that represent them in collective bargaining, even if the workers don't want to be union members.

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