|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|10-1121||9th Cir.||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.
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