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Fleck v. Wetch

Petition for certiorari denied on March 9, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-670 8th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the respondent in this case.

Issues: (1) Whether laws mandating membership in a state bar association are subject to the same “exacting” First Amendment scrutiny that the Supreme Court prescribed for mandatory public-sector union fees in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31; and (2) whether it violates the First Amendment to presume that an attorney is willing to pay for a bar association’s “non-chargeable” political and ideological speech, unless and until that attorney takes steps to opt out.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 21 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 26, 2019)
Nov 26 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Arnold Fleck
Dec 09 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 26, 2019 to February 3, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 12 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 3, 2020.
Dec 19 2019Brief amicus curiae of Liberty Justice Center filed.
Dec 19 2019Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.
Dec 26 2019Brief amici curiae of National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc., et al. filed.
Dec 26 2019Brief amicus curiae of 1889 Institute filed.
Jan 30 2020Brief of respondent Petra Mandigo Hulm in opposition filed.
Feb 03 2020Brief of respondents Joe Wetch, Aubrey Fiebelkorn-Zuger, and Tony Weiler in opposition filed.
Feb 17 2020Reply of petitioner Arnold Fleck filed. (Distributed)
Feb 19 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/6/2020.
Mar 09 2020Petition DENIED.
Apr 03 2020Petition for Rehearing filed.
Apr 15 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/1/2020.
May 04 2020Rehearing DENIED.