CIR recently filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in our case against compulsory union dues. Since this case questions precedents previously set by the Supreme Court, and the district court does not have the authority to deviate from those precedents, CIR has asked the court to forgo the public costs and burden of a trial and enter judgment so that the case may move quickly to the Supreme Court.
By granting our request for a judgment on the pleadings, the district court would propel Yohn toward the Supreme Court and be an important step in vindicating Ryan Yohn’s First Amendment rights. In our previous case, Friedrichs v. CTA, the district court recognized they were bound by Supreme Court precedent and therefore chose to move the case rapidly towards the Supreme Court. Yohn presents the same situation and the same arguments as Friedrichs, hoping to pick up where that case left off and end compulsory union dues for good.