April 22, 2014
National Review Online

A Victory for Equality: Schuette v. BAMN

Today the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s state law forbidding racial discrimination by the government…

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Case: Schuette v. BAMN

April 22, 2014
New York Times

Court Backs Michigan on Affirmative Action

In a fractured decision that revealed deep divisions over what role the judiciary should play…

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Case: Schuette v. BAMN

March 10, 2014
National Law Journal

Courts Should Seize the Opportunity To Disempower Public-Worker Unions

A U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the forced unionization of Illinois home health care providers and a federal teacher suit challenging the constitutionality of compulsory union dues suggest that the days may be numbered for mandatory dues for public-employee unions, at least if the Supreme Court has its say…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

February 17, 2014
Fox News

Trio of California cases challenge big union power in Golden State

Fed up with increasing union dues and a decreasing say in how the money is spent, three California groups are challenging their big labor bosses in landmark cases that could change how unions operate in the Golden State…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

February 14, 2014
Orange County Register

Rebecca Friedrichs: Teachers stand against tyranny

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, in part, “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” Yet, because of laws that favor powerful unions and “labor peace” over the rights of individuals, millions of public school teachers have lost their rights to free speech and

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

January 29, 2014
National Law Journal

DC Appeals Court Mulls Line between Lawyer and ‘Public Figure”

Judges in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals grappled today with the question of when a lawyer involved in high-profile litigation crosses the line to becoming a “public figure” herself…

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Case: Burke v. Doe

January 29, 2014
Newsmax

Teachers: Mandatory Union Dues Are ‘Free Speech Violation’

A group of California public school teachers is suing to stop the state’s largest teachers union from collecting dues from nonmembers.  The group claims that forcing educators…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

January 9, 2014
Fox News

California schoolteachers’ lawsuit over mandatory union dues moving forward

A federal lawsuit filed by a group of California public school teachers saying mandatory payment of union dues violates their right of free speech is moving forward in the courts. In essence…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

December 17, 2013
National Review Online

Teachers Challenge Compulsory Union Dues

Over the past 26 years, Rebecca Friedrichs has been forced…

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Case: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.

December 9, 2013
The Originalism Blog

Originalism Blog: Appeal in Amish Beard Cutting Prosecution

Michael Rosman and the Center for Individual Rights have filed this brief with the Sixth Circuit on behalf of one of the defendants, Kathryn Miller,  in the Amish Beard-Cutting case…

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Case: U.S. v. Miller