Supreme Court History on Reargued Cases

February 15, 2016

In light of Justice Scalia’s death, CIR has announced we intend to ensure that a full panel of the Supreme Court can hear and issue an authoritative decision in Friedrichs v. CTA. The Supreme Court will often hold cases over in light of a Justice’s absence, or one of the

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Moments from Friedrichs at the Supreme Court

February 10, 2016

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Video of Friedrichs at Supreme Court

February 01, 2016

On January 11, while oral argument for Friedrichs v. CTA took place inside the Supreme Court, Rebecca’s supporters gathered on the steps to show solidarity and help explain why they think a strong First Amendment is at the heart of a strong education system.

Those present included education reform experts, teachers,

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Listen to Oral Arguments at the Supreme Court

January 26, 2016

Audio recording’s of oral argument in Friedrichs v. CTA have been released by the Supreme Court.

Rebecca’s attorney, Michael Carvin, argued for the first forty minutes. The Solictor General of California, the Solicitor General of the United States, and the union attorney divided their time over the next forty minutes.

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Fifth Circuit Tosses Texas Psychology Licensing Law

January 12, 2016

On January 12 2016, Dr. Mary Louise Serafine, a Texas psychologist with impressive academic credentials, but not licensed in the state of Texas to practice psychology, won her appeal in her case challenging Texas’s law regulating the practice of psychology.  The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled both that Texas

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Friedrichs Optimistic After Oral Arguments

January 12, 2016

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Friedrichs v. CTA on Monday, January 11th. Rebecca’s attorney, Michael Carvin, faced the Solicitor General of California, the union attorney, and the Solicitor General from the Obama administration. Oral arguments lasted eighty minutes, with the time divided equally between the two sides. If the

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Oral Arguments at Supreme Court in Friedrichs

January 11, 2016

Today at 10:00 am, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Friedrichs v. CTA. The case will decide whether California and twenty-two other states can compel public-employees, like public school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs, to pay union agency fees.

Oral arguments will last for eighty minutes. Extra time was granted beyond

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Watch Jose Manso Explain Why He is Standing up to His Union

January 11, 2016

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Watch Rebecca Friedrichs Explain Why She Is Standing Up to Her Union

January 08, 2016

Watch as Rebecca Friedrichs explains what inspired her to become a teacher, her love of the profession, and why she decided to stand up to her union. Watch and share her story.

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5 Ways to Show Your Support For Rebecca Friedrichs During Oral Arguments

January 07, 2016

Oral arguments in Friedrichs v. CTA are on Monday, January 11th at 10:00am. Even if you can’t join us, here are some ways you can show your support.




1. Change your profile picture to show you stand with Rebecca.


2. Post a picture of yourself saying why you stand with Rebecca.

3. Share

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