HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a court ruling that said former Gov. John G. Rowland's administration violated state employees' constitutional rights when it laid off 2,800 workers based on their union membership in 2003.

Rowland and his lawyers said the case could have national implications because it would hamper governors and local officials during labor negotiations.

In May, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled that the Rowland administration violated state workers' right to freedom of association and ordered a lower federal court, which had found in the administration's favor, to decide on an award for the laid-off employees.

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