Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority - Background To Dispute, Case Goes To The U.s. Supreme Court, Four Justices Dissent
Joe G. Garcia
San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority, et al.
That the San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority (SAMTA) owed their employees overtime pay according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
William T. Coleman, Jr.
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun (writing for the Court), William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
Warren E. Burger, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist
Date of Decision
19 February 1985
SAMTA was not immune from overtime and minimum wage requirements set forth in the FLSA and must pay appellant his overtime wages.
The Court voted in favor of the federal labor standards requiring overtime pay, weakening state and Tenth Amendment rights. In the process the Court reversed a precedent first set by National League of Cities v. Usery.
- Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803).
- National League of Cities v. Usery, 426 U.S. 833 (1976).
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