Hicklin v. Orbeck
Significance, Work For Residents Only, Many States, One Nation, Whose Resources Are They?
Tommy Ray Woodruff, Frederick A. Mathers, Emmett Ray, Betty Cloud, Joseph G. O'Brien, et al.
Edmund Orbeck, Alaska Commissioner of Labor
That the "Alaska Hire" statute, giving Alaska residents preference in all hiring for jobs created by the state's oil and gas industry was unconstitutional.
Chief Lawyer for Appellants
Robert H. Wagstaff
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Ronald W. Lorensen, Assistant Attorney General of Alaska
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Warren E. Burger, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
22 June 1978
That the "Alaska Hire" statute was unconstitutional and should be struck down.
- Biskupic, Joan, and Elder Witt, eds. Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1996.
- "Significant Decisions in Labor Cases." Monthly Labor Review. Vol. 101, October 1978, pp. 53-54.
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