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agency fees

Janus Amicus: Ben Sachs

Janus Amicus: Ben Sachs

An amicus filed on Friday in Janus and based on Ben's new article Agency Fees and the First Amendment, 131 Harv. L. Rev. 1046 urges the Court to reject Janus's challenge on the ground that it does not raise a valid First Amendment claim.  The amicus argues that...

AFSCME’s Brief in Janus

AFSCME’s Brief in Janus

AFSCME filed its response brief in Janus last week.  It defends Abood's distinction between collective bargaining and lobbying as doctrinally sound and makes a number of other arguments. Jurisdiction AFSCME first argues that the Court lacks subject matter...

Janus and Gerrymandering

Janus and Gerrymandering

Two cases before the Supreme Court this Term will determine the extent to which political parties can entrench themselves in office.  The most obvious of these cases is Gill v. Whitford, which involves the constitutional permissibility of partisan gerrymandering....