A tie at the U.S. Supreme Court equals a win for unions.
FOX's Jared Halpern explains from Washington:
At the Supreme Court, a tie goes to the lower court. In this case... an appeals panel allowing unions to collect so-called "fair share" fees from public sector employees who are not members of the union.
A group of California teachers challenged the practice.
A single sentence opinion notes the equally divided court upholds the appeals court, but does not identify how each Justice voted.
It's the first high-profile challenge possibly tipped since Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Scalia and other Conservative Justices voiced doubts about the fees when the case was argued.
In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News.