October 19, 2016
Washington Free Beacon

Clinton Camp Sticks to ‘Platitude’ Over Facts in Forced Union Fee Case

The Hillary Clinton campaign privately argued that “platitudes” would better serve its defense of forced unionism than details about “fees.”

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

October 3, 2016
The Fresno Bee

Civil War painting to be shown at Big Fresno Fair, averting showdown

A Civil War painting that shows a soldier carrying a Confederate flag into battle will be displayed at the Big Fresno Fair, averting a First Amendment showdown this week in U.S. District Court in Fresno…

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Case: Desmond v. Harris et. al.

September 21, 2016
Inside Sources

Clinton set to get what she wants from Supreme Court

It isn’t unusual for presidential candidates to discuss the actions of the Supreme Court on the campaign trail — hailing some precedents and promising to overturn others. However, in most election years, the campaign rhetoric is just that: empty rhetoric.

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

September 19, 2016
Washington Examiner

School discipline fight shows why mandatory union fees violate the First Amendment

A brewing California legislative fight over school discipline highlights the First Amendment violations stemming from mandatory union fees for teachers. At issue is the California Teacher’s Association’s use of member dues and mandatory agency fees from non-members to lobby for school discipline legislation pushed by the Obama administration. Many California

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

September 13, 2016
Popehat

California: No, You Can’t Show That Civil War Painting At A State Fair. It Has a Confederate Flag In It.

You may have seen something about this already: a California state legislator’s mother was offended when she saw novelty Confederate money bearing the Confederate flag in the gift shop at the State Capitol. Naturally her son proposed a new law, now in effect, banning the State of California from displaying

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Case: Desmond v. Harris et. al.

September 9, 2016
Daily Journal

When officials enforce laws in bizarre ways, taxpayers pay

The “butterfly effect,” as used in chaos theory, is the idea that a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil may help cause a tornado in Kansas. In law and politics, the butterfly effect is both more prosaic and more perverse. It shows us that a state legislator’s mother becoming annoyed in Read More →

Case: Desmond v. Harris et. al.

September 6, 2016
Legal News Line

Fresno artist whose Civil War painting was banned challenges California’s Confederate flag law

A Fresno man created a Civil War painting and exhibited it at his county fair this year, but the painting prompted fair officials to contact the office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris because of concerns about it containing a Confederate flag.

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Case: Desmond v. Harris et. al.

September 2, 2016
LA Times

Taking a ban on Confederate flag displays to an absurd extreme

When California legislators passed a law two years ago banning state government from selling or displaying Confederate flags, the measure seemed silly and not particularly meaningful.

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Case: Desmond v. Harris et. al.

September 1, 2016
The Guam Daily

Dave Davis’ right to vote

On Sept. 1 at the federal courthouse, Dave Davis will argue that the much-discussed status plebiscite should at last be put out of its misery.

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Case: Davis v. Guam

September 1, 2016
Washington Post

California bans painting of Civil War battle from County Fair art show, because painting includes Confederate battle flag

California Government Code § 8195 provides that “The State of California may not sell or display the Battle Flag of the Confederacy, also referred to as the Stars and Bars, or any similar image, or tangible personal property, inscribed with such an image unless the image appears in a book,

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Case: Desmond v. Harris et. al.