United States Supreme Court Rejects City’s Effort to Overturn Prop B Ruling
This morning, the United States Supreme Court DENIED the City of San Diego’s petition to review the “Proposition B” ruling issued last year by the California Supreme Court.
The US Supreme Court’s denial of review means that last year’s unanimous decision of the California Supreme Court (see article here) stands as written. The Court’s ruling that Proposition B was illegally placed on the ballot in 2012 is now final and binding, and the battles on the merits of this litigation are now successfully over!
Next up is the remedy portion of the litigation. The Fourth District Court of Appeal was directed by the California Supreme Court to determine a judicial remedy in the case. MEA Attorney Ann Smith represented our side at the oral argument hearing on that point last week, and a written decision will come from the Court in the next 90 days. We will of course update you on that ruling and next steps (more litigation may be forthcoming related to remedy) when the decision is published.
After 7 years of litigating this critical matter on behalf of MEA-represented employees, we are pleased that we are finally in the eighth inning or so of this match. Stay tuned for what comes next and in the meantime don’t hesitate to contact MEA with questions about this or any other issue.