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Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority, 469 U.S. 528 (1985) p.209


commerce clause


Metropolitan transit authority brought action seeking declaratory judgment that it was entitled to Tenth Amendment immunity from minimum wage and overtime pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


On remand from the Supreme Court the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Fred Shannon, J., entered summary judgment for transit authority and the Secretary of Labor and intervening transit authority employee appealed.




The Supreme Court, Justice Blackmun, held that transit authority was not immune from minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Act. Reversed and remanded.



Justice Powell filed dissenting opinion in which Chief Justice Burger and Justice Rehnquist and Justice O'Connor joined. Justice Rehnquist filed dissenting opinion. Justice O'Connor filed dissenting opinion in which Justice Powell and Justice Rehnquist joined.

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