February 22, 2017
The Sacramento Bee

How will Trump’s Supreme Court nominee rule on California union cases?

Two years ago, Placer County middle school teacher Michelle Raley launched a long-shot bid to change one of the state’s most powerful labor groups from the inside.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

February 17, 2017
Mass Live

Federal lawsuit filed against Massachusetts AG Maura Healey challenges ban on civilian ownership of Tasers, stun guns

Christopher Martel is a sales engineer with an electronics company, and as part of his job, he transports and installs expensive video displays all across the county. Because he travels thousands of miles each year with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of electronics and tools, he said he worries

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Case: Martel v. Healey

February 17, 2017
Boston Herald

Federal suit aims to zap stun gun ban

The Bay State’s stun gun law is under attack in federal court, as three residents fight for their constitutional right to carry the electric weapons that are legal in 45 states but still banned here.

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Case: Martel v. Healey

February 16, 2017
New Boston Post

Group Taking On AG Healey, Looking To Zap State’s Stun-Gun Ban

A trio of citizens looking to overturn the commonwealth’s ban on personal stun guns is taking the state’s most active and vocal firearms enforcement authority figure to federal court — Attorney General Maura Healey. In their lawsuit filed Wednesday, two Bay State residents and a self-defense activist claim the ban

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Case: Martel v. Healey

February 15, 2017
National Law Review

California Teachers Renew Challenge to Union “Fair Share” Fees

On February 6, 2017, The Center for Individual Rights (CIR)—a Washington, D.C. non-profit, public interest law firm—filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a group of California public school teachers against the State and California Teachers Association to challenge California’s “agency shop” law, which requires teachers to pay certain union

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

February 15, 2017
Reason

California Teachers Could End Mandatory Union Dues

Eight California educators filed a lawsuit last week against the California Teachers Association (CTA) for their right not to have to pay mandatory union dues.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

February 14, 2017
Union Watch

The Unions’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

On Monday, the Center for Individual Rights announced it was filing a lawsuit against the state of California and the California Teachers Association on behalf of eight teachers and the Association of American Educators. Yohn v. CTA is focused on forced “agency fees,” which unions use to finance their collective bargaining agenda.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

February 14, 2017
San Diego Union Tribune

Carlsbad teacher part of lawsuit targeting union fees

A Carlsbad High School history teacher is among eight public school educators statewide suing their own districts and the California Teachers Association over the rights of unions to collect mandatory fees, even from non-members.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

February 12 2017
Orange County Register

Dues case spotlights unfairness of funding one’s foes

In an oft-quoted scene from “The Godfather,” Michael Corleone and family consigliere Tom Hagen discuss a planned hit on a competing mobster…

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

February 10, 2017
Education Week

New Challenge to Teachers’ Union Fees Takes Up After Friedrichs Deadlock

The same group behind the challenge to teachers’ union service fees for nonmembers that ended in a U.S. Supreme Court deadlock last year in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association has filed a new lawsuit.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

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