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Friedrichs Oral Argument Commentary Round-Up

Published January 11th, 2016 -

NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg concluded that after this morning’s oral argument,  Abood v. Detroit Board of Education — the “[l]andmark Supreme Court decision” at the heart of Friedrichs — “is on life support.” Th... More »

Friedrichs Oral Argument Transcript

Published January 11th, 2016 -

The Supreme Court has released a transcript of this morning’s oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. As OnLabor contributors have previously noted, Justice Scalia has been identified as the potential swing vote in the case. Howev... More »

Friedrichs Reply Brief

Published December 14th, 2015 -

The petitioners have submitted their reply brief in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. Calling upon the Supreme Court to apply “exacting scrutiny” to the fair-share provisions at issue in Friedrichs, the petitioners contend that the res... More »

Friedrichs and Broccoli

Published December 1st, 2015 -

The more I think about the Friedrichs case, the more I am reminded of broccoli.  Remember how the opponents of the Affordable Care Act kept going on about broccoli?  If the government could make you buy health insurance, then couldn’t the government also force... More »

Friedrichs Amicus Brief: United States

Published November 19th, 2015 -

In the run-up to oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, OnLabor will be reviewing some of the significant amicus briefs that have been filed in the case. Although federal employees are not directly implicated by the questions raised by... More »

Friedrichs Amici Brief: States for Respondents

Published November 19th, 2015 -

In the run-up to oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, OnLabor will be reviewing some of the significant amicus briefs that have been filed in the case. A number of states have also weighed in on the side of the Friedrichs respondents... More »