Knox v. Service Employees Int’l Union, Local 1000
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Jan 10, 2012
|Jun 21, 2012||7-2||Alito||OT 2011|
Holding: The case is not moot, and the First Amendment does not permit a public-sector union to impose a special assessment without the affirmative consent of a member upon whom it is imposed.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Alito on June 21, 2012. Justice Sotomayor filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Ginsburg joined. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by Justice Kagan.
- Opinion analysis: Knox knocks unions on mid-year assessment for non-members
- Argument recap: Mootness could squelch union fees case
- When union fees go up, must a “Hudson notice” go out?
- Granted case challenged as "moot"
Briefs and Documents
Merits Briefs for Petitioners
Amicus Briefs in Support of Petitioners
Merits Briefs for the Respondent
Amicus Briefs in Support of Respondent
- Brief for the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations
- Brief for the National Education Association
- Respondent’s motion to dismiss as moot
- Petitioners’ opposition to Respondent’s motion to dismiss as moot
- Petitioners’ reply to motion to dismiss