May 28, 2019
Powerline Blog

A free speech case the Supreme Court should hear

Teresa Seeberger rented rooms in a house she owned in Davenport, Iowa. When Seeberger learned that her tenant’s fifteen-year-old daughter had become pregnant…

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Case: Seeberger v. Davenport Civil Rights Commission et al.

April 21, 2019
Above the Law

Above The Law: Non Sequiturs

How often do you see this? A federal judge praises counsel — specifically, J. Christian Adams of the Election Law Center, Douglas R. Cox of Gibson Dunn, Michael E. Rosman of the Center for Individual Rights, and local counsel Mun Su Park — for their “conscientious billing practices.”

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Case: Davis v. Guam

April 19. 2019
The Volokh Conspiracy

Lawyers’ “Billing Judgment … Demonstrates an Extraordinary Dedication to Containment of Cost …”

Not something you hear often. First, the legal backstory, from Chief Judge Frances M Tydingco-Gatewood (D. Guam) in Davis v. Guam:

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Case: Davis v. Guam

April 9, 2019
The Guam Daily Post

Bias suit costs Gov Guam almost $1M in fees

Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood of the District Court of Guam awarded $947,717 in attorneys’ fees and costs, in a civil rights action that dealt with the topic of self-determination of the political status of the island and who should have the right to vote on a related referendum. The court

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Case: Davis v. Guam

April 8, 2019
Federalist Society Review

Is It Time to Revisit the Constitutionality of Unauthorized Practice of Law Rules?

Every jurisdiction has a rule against the unauthorized practice of law. Rule 49 of the Rules of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, for example, governs the unauthorized practice of law in the District of Columbia. Like virtually every other such rule in jurisdictions throughout the United States, it

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Case: Is It Time to Revisit the Constitutionality of Unauthorized Practice of Law Rules?

January 3, 2019
Real Clear Politics

If This Man’s Speech Isn’t Protected, No One’s Is

In the age of online shaming and political correctness, many people rightly fear that they could lose their employment for their private opinions. Last month it was Kevin Hart, who stepped down from hosting the Oscars over homophobic tweets from his past. Before him, Nicholas and Erika Christakis were forced

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Case: Davi v. Roberts

December 7, 2018
Washington Examiner

Veteran teacher exposes teachers’ unions in new book

Rebecca Friedrichs, an elementary school veteran teacher of almost 30 years and plaintiff in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, knows from experience that teachers’ unions are the number-one corrupting force in education. Her new book, Standing Up to Goliath, features testimonies of teachers, parents, and kids who have been harmed

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

November 20, 2018
California Policy Center

The delightfully, annoyingly persistent Rebecca Friedrichs

In Standing Up to Goliath: Battling State and National Teachers’ Unions for the Heart and Soul of Our Kids and Country, teacher, wife, mother, devout Christian and Supreme Court plaintiff Rebecca Friedrichs (David) has written an informative, enjoyable and, at times, infuriating book in which she weaves revelations about her

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

October 29, 2018
Pennsylvania Business Report

PA Senate Majority Policy Committee held hearing on U.S. Supreme Court public sector union decision

The Pennslyvania Senate Majority Policy Committee recently held a hearing on the recently decided U.S. Supreme Court case Janus v American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees (AFSCME) to gather information about the decision’s impact on public employee unions and potential state legislative responses.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

October 26, 2018
Watchdog

Legislators told they must adjust laws to comply with Janus ruling or face further legal woes

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case this summer, there’s been much debate in Harrisburg about how Pennsylvania should adjust its laws in response. Some Democratic legislators have proposed bills that would tend to blunt the impact of the decision, while Republicans have favored efforts

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association