Garcia v. San Antonio Metro Transit Authority

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-1 Courtney Smith Randy DeJesus Katie Garcia v. San Antonio Metro Transit Authority Facts: A Federal District Court said that municipal ownership and operation of a mass-transit system is a common governmental function and thus, under National League of Cities, is excused from the duties forced by the FLSA. The Court revisited the problems raised in National League of Cities v. Usery, which said that Congress were short of power to force the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act on state and local governments. Issues: Did values of federalism make the San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority protected from the Fair Labor Standards Act?
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Unformatted text preview: Reasoning: The Court said that, “ rules based on the subjective determination of "integral" or "traditional" governmental functions provided little or no guidance in determining the boundaries of federal and state power.” Holding: Ruling was 5 to 4. The Court decided that the structure of the federal government lagged the benefit of states from federal infringement. A Senate that is made up of states will be reluctant to invade the rights of the individual states or the privilege of their governments. The process makes certain that laws that excessively worried the states will not be spread....
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