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The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Wednesday in Janus v. AFSCME that nonunion workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions.

The case is the second in two days to hand a major victory to conservatives, following Tuesday’s ruling by the court that President Donald Trump’s travel ban is constitutional. Some experts had said a finding in favor of the plaintiff, Mark Janus, would be the most significant court decision affecting collective bargaining in decades.

WIBC host Tony Katz reacted to critics of the ruling, who consider the decision, which overturned a 40 year president a “major blow to unions” and a political vote by the court rather than a decision:

“Who says the original ruling was right to begin with? You had a very liberal court when the original ruling was made. And maybe, just maybe they didn’t get it right.

This idea that this is a highly politicized vote? They’re all politicized. Are you telling me they’re not politicized the other way? Can anyone recall a time when Ruth Bader Ginsberg hasn’t voted in a way that goes along with leftist ideology? I’ve always said, she doesn’t judge; she votes.

So should we not notice these things? I think we should notice these things. I think we should notice what these things tell us.”

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