George Williams, right, lead plaintiff in the pension fee challenge, thanks Florida Education Association attorney Ron Meyer after oral arguments in the Florida Supreme Court on Friday. Photo by Bill Cotterell.
For Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican Legislature, the issues in a $2 billion public-pension lawsuit heard by the Florida Supreme Court on Friday are a legal thicket of union collective-bargaining rights and of political power to set state budgets in tough economic times.
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