Supreme Court to Hear Union Dues Challenge

June 30, 2015

In an order released June 30, the Supreme Court granted the petition filed by Rebecca Friedrichs and her co-plaintiffs asking the Court to review the constitutionality of compulsory union dues.  Today’s action means the case will be briefed and argued this fall, with a decision due by June 30, 2016.

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Supreme Court Defers Union Dues Petition

June 29, 2015

The Supreme Court took no action today on Friedrichs v. CTA, CIR’s case challenging compulsory union dues.  This means that the Court will take it up again at a later conference, perhaps at a “cleanup” conference this week.  The next regular conference is scheduled for September 28th.  If the Court

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Supreme Court Saves Obamacare…Again

June 25, 2015

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court today upheld Obamacare against a challenge to the constitutionality of the IRS’s aggressive re-writing of key terms in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes known as “Obamacare.” Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kennedy joined the liberal block in voting to uphold

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Supreme Court Tosses Conviction for Facebook Threat

June 01, 2015

In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court threw out the conviction of Pennsylvania resident Anthony Elonis, who was prosecuted and was serving a prison sentence for posting rap lyrics on his Facebook page that his ex-wife found threatening.  Elonis contended that he didn’t intend to threaten anyone; the lower courts

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