IN OTHER ACTION: IN OTHER ACTION WEDNESDAY, THE COURT

-UNANIMOUSLY STRUCK DOWN A WEST VIRGINIA PROPERTY TAX SCHEME THAT FORCES RECENT PURCHASERS OF REAL ESTATE TO PAY DRAMATICALLY HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES THAN LONG-TIME LANDOWNER

-RULED 8-0 THAT THE SHEET METAL WORKERS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION VIOLATED THE LAW WHEN IT DISMISSED A LOS ANGELES UNION LEADER WHO SPOKE OUT IN OPPOSITION TO A DUES INCREASE.