May 2, 2017
Governing Magazine

Confederate Flag Ban Relaxed in California

California prohibits its government agencies from selling or displaying the Confederate flag. But in a settlement of a lawsuit by an artist, who had to wait a year before his Civil War painting that included the Stars and Bars could be shown at a state-sponsored fair, the state has agreed

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Case: Desmond v. Harris et. al.

May 2, 2017
LA Times

California Confederate flag ban excludes individuals, state says

California’s ban on displaying the Confederate flag doesn’t apply to individuals even if they are on government property, state officials said this week in settling a free speech lawsuit.

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Case: Desmond v. Harris et. al.

April 30, 2017
Americans for Prosperity

Friedrichs 2.0: New Case Could End Forced Union Dues for Government Workers

Last year, the United States Supreme Court heard a landmark First Amendment case that was poised to end decades of an unfair practice by government unions. The oral arguments in that case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, went so heavily in favor of the plaintiff, that even the New York

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

April 17, 2017
Washington Examiner

Gorsuch will tip Supreme Court on key labor issue, liberals fear

Organized labor and its allies in the Democratic Party are bracing for a major hit to union power now that Justice Neil Gorsuch has a seat on the Supreme Court, fearing that he will tip the balance of the court toward overturning key legal precedents that benefit labor.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

April 7, 2017
Pacific Daily News

Opinion: Democracy requires open elections

Michael Lujan Bevacqua asserts the Center for Individual Rights’ victorious federal lawsuit challenging a Guam plebiscite on the future of Guam’s relations with the United States was undertaken on behalf of “some of the worst parts of contemporary America” in the “unspoken defense of white male privilege.”

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Case: Davis v. Guam

April 5, 2017
Washington Examiner

Teachers’ union contracts likely to tie hands of new education secretary

Last month, in a historic and unprecedented vote on a cabinet nominee, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as U.S. secretary of education. She had one of the rockier confirmation processes of all of Trump’s nominees, and it doesn’t look like things are getting any easier.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

March 31, 2017
Milford Daily News

Ashland woman sues state over Taser ban

Lyn Bates teaches courses to women on how to defend themselves against rape, and is an author of a book about stalking. Her goal is to try to make women safer. But, Massachusetts does not allow a tool that would help protect women and others, as well. The state is

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Case: Martel v. Healey

March 30, 2017
Orange County Register

Forced union fees are neither fair nor ‘bipartisan’

The U.S. Supreme Court will likely consider for a second time whether teachers unions should be allowed to force non-union members to pay them for collective bargaining services they don’t want.

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Case: Yohn v. California Teachers Association

March 26, 2017
Powerline Blog

Court strikes down Guam’s racist voting scheme

Six years ago, retired Air Force officer Arnold Davis, a resident of Guam, tried to register to vote on a plebiscite regarding Guam’s future. His application was rejected and marked as “void” by the Guam Election Commission

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Case: Davis v. Guam

March 21, 2017
KUAM Mews

AG continues review of plebiscite case

As an April 9 deadline quickly approaches, the Attorney General of Guam is still conducting her review on whether to file an appeal in the Dave Davis plebiscite case.  “The decision of the…

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Case: Davis v. Guam