Congratulations are in order.
First, to Hoffman Plastic Compounds Inc. and its president, Ron Hoffman, for fighting 13 years all the way to the Supreme Court and wresting a decision from five justices that illegal aliens are not entitled to the wages and benefits accorded to legal aliens and citizens (April 1, Page 4, “Supreme Court ruling favors Hoffman in immigrant case”).
Second, to five justices of the U.S. Supreme Court for coming to a decision that corrects at least one of the generally leftist-liberal National Labor Relations Board's decisions and similarly rationalized appellate court rulings, by giving reasoned review under law, principle and common sense, which all business people can find comfort and reassurance in.
Third, to Hoffman's lawyers who prevailed in this lengthy case.
One crucially important question arises from this matter, however, which the entire plastics industry wants to have answered. How did Hoffman find attorneys competent enough to win a Supreme Court case taking 13 years to conclude for only “$45,000 [in] fighting the case”?
George A. Makrauer
Treasure Island, Fla.