July 9, 2018
New York Times

It Took a Village to Raise Kavanaugh

In the weeks ahead, we’re going to spend a lot of time going over the biography of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick. But that’s not the most important way to understand the person.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

June 28, 2018
Education Week

Teachers React to the Supreme Court Ruling That Ends ‘Fair Share’ Union Fees

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a heavy blow to teachers’ unions with their ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 31. 

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

June 27, 2018
Education Week

Supreme Court Deals Unions a Stinging Defeat in ‘Janus’ Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has overruled a 41-year-old precedent and held that the teachers’ unions and other public-employee labor organizations may not collect fees for collective bargaining from workers who decline to join the union.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

June 27, 2018
The 74

Divided Supreme Court Ends Mandatory Dues and — in Further Blow to Unions — Rules Members Must Opt In

The Supreme Court in a sweeping decision Wednesday upended the way public-sector unions do business, ruling that dissenting employees cannot be compelled to pay any dues, and that union members must affirmatively opt into membership — rather than requiring dissenters to opt out.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

June 27, 2018
Christian Science Monitor

Court ruling a blow, not a knockout, to public unions

A US Supreme Court ruling Wednesday has dealt a sharp blow to public-sector labor unions at a time when organized labor is struggling to reverse decades of decline in membership.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

May 2, 2018
Law.com

Why SCOTUS Picked Google Settlement to Test Cy Pres.

It’s a big win for Ted Frank of the Center for Class Action Fairness at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who petitioned the Supreme Court to review the deal because it directed $5.3 million in unclaimed funds under the cy pres doctrineto third parties, including the alma maters of some of the plaintiffs lawyers, but provided no money to

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Case: Frank v. Gaos

April 30, 2018
Wall Street Journal

Supreme Court Will Take a Closer Look at Class Actions

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court is expanding its scrutiny of class actions, announcing Monday it would hear appeals in two separate cases from California that could curb remedies for alleged small harms that corporations caused for large numbers of individuals.

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Case: Frank v. Gaos

March 19, 2018
The Hill

Agency fees are 100 percent political — and unions know it

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case involving “agency fees” that unions impose on workers who aren’t members to cover union activities with the exception of political action. Since the oral arguments took place, most news outlets, court watchers and even most union leaders have

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

March 19, 2018
Real Clear Policy

Does Requiring Union Dues Raise Worker Well Being?

The United States Supreme court is poised to decide in Janus v. AFSCME on the constitutionality of requiring “agency fees” be paid to public-sector unions by nonunion members.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

March 8, 2018
Daily Signal

Union ‘Opt-Out’ Measures Could Dilute Supreme Court Ruling, Teachers Worry

Government workers who don’t want to join unions should be able to “opt in” rather than “opt out” of union fees that finance political activism, some California teachers argue.

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