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.

January 8, 2016
The Hill

Friedrichs could free teachers, public employees from forced union dues

Right now in 23 states across America, teachers and other government employees are forced to pay dues to a labor union regardless of whether or not they wish to be members of that union. If they refuse to pay, they can be fired.

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

January 4, 2016
The Economist

Labour pains: Can public employees be forced to pay union dues?

REBECCA Friedrichs, a government-school teacher in California for 28 years, wasn’t always a scourge of labour unions. A few years before…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

01/04/2016
Hoover Institution

Richard Epstein: End the Agency Shop

On Monday, January 11, the United States Supreme Court will address in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association two long-standing issues about the status of public unions that have vexed the Court for at least 60 years…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

01/03/2016
Wall Street Journal

Why I’m Fighting My Teachers Union

I am one of 10 California teachers suing to end compulsory union dues in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which will be heard by the Supreme Court Jan. 11. Our request is simple: Strike down laws in 23 states that require workers who decline to join a union to pay

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

12/14/15
The Seventy-Four

Parents Tell Supreme Court That Upcoming Friedrichs Union Dues Case Is Also a Classroom Issue

Parents fighting for an excellent education for their children have done battle at all levels of government: school boards, statehouses, Congress, and now, the United States Supreme Court…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.