Twenty-Five Amicus Briefs Urge Supreme Court to Side With Friedrichs

Twenty-five parties have filed amicus briefs at the Supreme Court in support of CIR’s case in Friedrichs v. CTA. The amicus briefs represent a broad and bipartisan coalition of individuals and organizations who agree that compulsory union dues are harmful to teachers, parents, and children.

The amici include former California Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero, who with other concerned parents, argues that compulsory union dues are contributing to the plight of underprivileged students by trapping them in underperforming schools.

A host of public interest law firms filed briefs, including Pacific Legal Foundation and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Many other non-profits and public policy organizations, such as the Cato Institute, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, and the Freedom Foundation offered their support.

The diverse amici additionally includes a collection of constitutional law scholars, a group of state workers in Illinois, eighteen different state governments, New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez, and several organizations comprised of current and former public school teachers.

A full list of amicus briefs in support of Friedrichs can be found here.

Visit the main case page to learn more about Friedrichs.