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Friedrichs Versus Wisconsin’s Act 10: A Brief Primer

Published January 13th, 2016 -

This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Friedrichs case, and unions and their supporters are bracing for the worst.  The legal case in support of the Abood precedent has been persuasively defended by Benjamin Sachs, Katherine Fisk, and Andrew S... More »

Guest Post: Free Riding and Friedrichs

Published January 13th, 2016 -

Ben Levin is Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Trying to read the tea leaves in oral argument questions can be a risky proposition.  But, one particular exchange during Monday’s argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association... More »

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 »