Today, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a 4-4 decision on the case of Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association. Fredrichs wanted to receive the benefits of collective bargaining without paying dues to the union. She wanted to be a “free rider.” The untimely death of Justice Scalia,  however, eliminated the possibility that Friedrichs would win. The tie vote is a victory for the union, because nothing changes.