Supreme Court Showdown: Carvin Files Opening Brief in King v. Burwell

December 22, 2014

Michael Carvin, counsel to the petitioners in King v. Burwell, filed his opening brief before the Supreme Court on December 20.  King challenges the Obama Administration’s claim that it may subsidize the cost of individual healthcare policies even in states that have not created state healthcare exchanges.   On December 22, the Supreme

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Ninth Circuit Grants Friedrichs’ Motion: Next Stop — Supreme Court

November 18, 2014

A three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an order granting the plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Affirmance on the Pleadings. That means Rebecca Friedrichs and her co-plaintiffs are now free to petition the Supreme Court for review of their challenge to compulsory union

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Friedrichs Case in the News!

November 10, 2014

Friedrichs v. CTA, CIR's suit to end compulsory union dues, was featured on several national news programs in November:

Fox & Friends on Sunday, November 9: watch here
Varney & Co. with Stuart Varney on Monday, November 10 at 11:45 am EST: watch here

William Bennett's Morning in

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Obamacare Round Two: Court to Hear Subsidies Challenge

November 07, 2014

The Supreme Court announced that it will hear King v. Burwell, a case challenging the Obama Administration’s claim that it may subsidize the cost of individual healthcare policies even in states that have not created state healthcare exchanges.  King is one of two cases in which CIR filed an amicus brief

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This Fall’s Big Political Spending by Unions — Paid with Dues

November 03, 2014

This fall’s campaign provided further evidence of the ongoing harm to the free speech rights of CIR client Rebecca Friedrichs, her fellow plaintiffs, and thousands of other public employees.  The unions spent big on behalf of Democratic party candidates and causes — nothing unusual about that. What is news is the

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Friedrichs Gets Early Hearing

October 23, 2014

The Ninth Circuit issued an order referring Friedrichs’s Urgent Motion for Summary Affirmance to that court’s motions panel in either November or December.  This means her case could possibly come before the Supreme Court in the current term, which ends next June, 2015.

The new order was a change from the

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Carvin Files “Corker” of Reply Brief in Obamacare Challenge

October 21, 2014

Lead Counsel Michael Carvin filed a reply brief in King v. Burwell, one of two cases challenging the Obama Administration’s interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”).  Carvin’s brief urged the Court to promptly review a decision by the Fourth Circuit in which that court held that the

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Union Dues Case Snakes Through Ninth Circuit

October 17, 2014

Lead Counsel Michael Carvin filed two urgent motions in Friedrichs v. CTA intended to speed the case through the Ninth Circuit as quickly as possible.  As Carvin’s team has made clear from the outset of the case, Mrs. Friedrichs and her co-plaintiffs cannot prevail before the lower federal courts because

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CIR Goes After Obama “Operation Choke Point”

October 09, 2014

CIR filed an amicus curiae brief in Community Financial Services Association of America v. FDIC, a suit brought by a group of payday lenders challenging “Operation Choke Point,” a broad investigation of banks and payment processors that do business with businesses deemed “undesirable” by Obama regulators, such as gun dealers,

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Ninth Circuit Briefing Completed in Friedrichs

September 16, 2014

All parties have now submitted briefs on the merits to the three-judge panel that will hear the case for the Ninth Circuit.

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