The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 3, 2010
Supreme Court furlough hearings to be broadcast on web, TV

The California Supreme Court has announced it will broadcast Wednesday's 9 a.m. oral arguments in Professional Engineers in California Government v. Schwarzenegger.

The California Channel will air events live on cable television and on its website, We expect the hearing will run about 90 minutes.

The justices will hear debate over whether Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger illegally furloughed state workers. The case has repercussions for roughly 40 furlough lawsuits in lower courts around the state.

The court will rule within 90 days, although legal experts we've interviewed expect a published decision much sooner. Click here to read more about what to expect during the state Supreme Court hearing and after it.

Hat tip to blog user M for flagging this.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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