October 2, 2015
McClatchey News Service

Supreme Court faces tough choices, familiar problems in new term

Supreme Court justices will face tough choices and political potshots from both left and right when they reclaim their seats on Monday. Over the next nine months, they could restrict affirmative action, alter congressional districts and weaken public service unions…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

September 17, 2015
Washington Post - Volokh Conspiracy

Big New Copyright Fair Use Decision Involving Part Owner of Miami Heat

I blogged about this case back when the magistrate judge issued his report, but today the U.S. Court of Appeals…

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Case: Katz v. Chevaldina

September 17, 2015
South Florida Lawyers Blog

Raanan Katz: “I am Aesthetically Displeasing.”

As I’ve written previously, I love a good fight that consumes precious limited judicial resources, has zero impact on the greater good…

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Case: Katz v. Chevaldina

September 17, 2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation Deep Links Blog

Court of Appeals Rejects Attempt to Use Copyright To Censor Online Speech

Today, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion blocking the use of copyright to censor unwanted online criticism…

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Case: Katz v. Chevaldina

August 11, 2015
Washington Post

Two teachers explain why they want to take down their union

Ten California teachers and the Christian Educators Association have sued the California Teachers Association in a case that could eliminate…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

August 11, 2015
Washington Post

Are Stun Guns Protected by the Second Amendment?

he Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court had held that stun guns — which for our purposes includes both Tasers and contact stun guns — aren’t protected by the Second Amendment, because they fall within the exclusion for “dangerous and unusual weapons.”

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Case: Caetano v. Massachusetts

July 15, 2015
Wall Street Journal Opinion

Even Teachers Are No Fans of Forced Union Payments

‘Th’ Supreme Coort follows th’ election returns.” So said Mr. Dooley, the bartender created by cartoonist Finley…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

July 3, 2015
San Diego Union Tribune

High court mulls future of forced dues

California Republican officials are accustomed to having their legislation killed, given their lack of clout in the Capitol. But the recent derailment of six out of seven bills…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

July 2, 2015
Fresno Bee

Teacher in union case headed to Supreme Court

A local teacher could make history in his fight against the California Teachers Association. Harlan Elrich, a math teacher at Sanger Unified School District, is one of 10 teachers…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

July 2, 2015
The Guardian

Unions fear supreme court case could deal severe blow across public sector

The US supreme court agreed this week to hear a case that could deal a severe blow to public-sector unions nationwide…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.