January 12, 2016
Reason Magazine

Should Teachers Be Forced to Pay Union Fees? Friedrichs v. CTA Brings Protests Outside Supreme Court

“The unions force me to fund collective bargaining efforts that are harmful to my students,” declared plaintiff Rebecca Friedrichs on the steps of the Supreme Court. “And that’s offensive to me.” Is it fair for employees to have to pay fees to a union they disagree with?

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

January 11, 2016
CNN

Why we should end compulsory union dues

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

January 11, 2016
Politico

SCOTUS signals support for anti-union plaintiffs

The Supreme Court appeared ready Monday to bar public-sector unions from collecting “fair-share” fees from non-members, a move that could deal a political blow to Democrats by reducing union membership drastically and draining union coffers.

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

January 11, 2016
The Hill

Supreme Court justices cast doubt on mandatory union fees

Conservative justices on the Supreme Court on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of requiring public employees to pay union dues as a condition of their employment. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who could cast the critical vote in the case — known as Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association — expressed doubt about a law in California

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

January 11, 2016
Wall Street Journal

Compelled Riders For the Union

Americans need cheering up these days, so we’re happy to report that the First Amendment had a good day at the Supreme Court on Monday. The Justices are hard to predict, but a majority seems prepared to rule that it is unconstitutional for governments to coerce workers to pay agency

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

January 11, 2016
U.S. News and World Report

A Big Deal for Students

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case that could have far-reaching consequences for teachers and students across America…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

January 11, 2016
NBC News

California Teacher Battle Raises Questions About Free Speech

It goes without saying that education and economics go hand in hand. For most parents, regardless of race or class, part of the American dream is for our children to attend safe, family friendly, high-quality schools with great principals, teachers and support staff…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

January 10, 2016
USA Today

Supreme Court can help defeat educational inequality

Former Mayor of Los Angeles, Richard Riordan, argues that it’s time for court to defend teachers’ First Amendment right to choose whether or not to support a union.

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

January 10th, 2016
Wall Street Journal

A First Amendment Do-over

Defending free speech has been a notable strength of the current Supreme Court, and on Monday the Justices hear a case that gives them a rare and splendid opportunity to repair damage to the First Amendment done by the Court itself…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

January 8, 2016
Washington Post

Will the Supreme Court undo the damage done to the rights of millions of government workers?

When the Supreme Court contemplates changing its mind, it must weigh the institutional interest in the law’s continuity against evidence that a prior decision has done an injury, even a constitutional injury. The court took 58 years to begin undoing, with the 1954 school desegregation decision, its 1896 decision affirming

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.