Court sides with county in right to work appeal

November 18, 2016 By Emma Kennedy
The News-Enterprise

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned another judge’s ruling in Hardin Fiscal Court case relating to right-to-work laws.

The opinion released today overturns the lower court decision in this first test case regarding whether county government, as a subset of state government, individually could enact right-to-work rules.

“Today’s decision preserves the long-standing legal principal that a state has absolute discretion in how it chooses to exercise its governmental powers and can delegate to a political subdivision, that same authority,” stated a newsrelease sent jointly by Judge-Executive Harry Berry and County Attorney Jenny Oldham.

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