Court Hears Arguments on Indiana Right-to-Work Law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ An Indiana Supreme Court justice called Indiana's right-to-work law “anti-union legislation'' as the court heard arguments on whether the law violates the state constitution.
 
Justice Steven David made the statement Thursday as the justices prodded both sides with questions about the law that bans mandatory union dues.
 
Attorneys for a northwest Indiana local of the Operating Engineers' union want the court to uphold a Lake County judge's ruling that found the law violates part of the Indiana constitution barring anyone from being forced to provide a service for free. The Indiana attorney general's office wants that local decision overturned.


Solicitor General Thomas Fisher says the law protects the rights of individuals in the workplace.

 
Thursday's hearing came two days after a federal appeals court upheld Indiana's law