Afternoon round-up: Janus v. AFSCME
on Jun 27, 2018 at 4:50 pm
This morning the court issued a 5-4 opinion in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 , holding that requiring nonmembers of public-sector unions to pay fees to cover collective-bargaining activities violates the First Amendment. Amy Howe covered the ruling for this blog; her coverage first appeared at Howe on the Court. Early coverage comes from Robert Barnes of The Washington Post; Chris Geidner of Buzzfeed; Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal; Mark Sherman of the Associated Press; Richard Wolf and Gregory Korte of USA Today; Greg Stohr of Bloomberg; Lydia Wheeler of The Hill; Ian Kullgren and Andrew Hanna of Politico; and Adam Liptak of The New York Times. Also in The Times is an article by Dana Goldstein and Erica L. Green examining the impact of the decision on teachers’ unions. More coverage comes from Mark Walsh and Madeline Will of Education Week; Kevin Mooney of The Daily Signal; and David Savage of the Los Angeles Times. An infographic about the decision comes from Mariam Morshedi of Subscript Law.
Early commentary comes from Mark Joseph Stern in Slate; Ian Millhiser of Think Progress; John Rosales for NEAToday; Jennifer Tiedemann for the Goldwater Institute; Sarah Jaffe for The New York Times; Jeffrey Michael Hirsch of Workplace Prof Blog; John Nichols for The Nation; Deborah J. La Fetra for the Pacific Legal Foundation; Trey Kovacs for Fox News; Aaron Tang in Take Care; Matt Ford for The New Republic; and The Wall Street Journal editorial board. Two pieces come from Ogletree Deakins — one from Robert Stewart and Harrison Kuntz, and another from C. Thomas Davis and Hera Arsen. Two pieces also come from the National Law Review — one from Mark Nelson and Andrew McKinley and one from Thomas Payne.