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Respondents’ Merits Brief in Harris v. Quinn

Published December 23rd, 2013 -

Respondents filed their merits briefs today in Harris v. Quinn, this Term’s big public sector union case.  Here they are: Brief of Governor Pat Quinn Brief of AFSCME Council 31 and SEIU Local 73  Brief of SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana   More »

Harris v. Quinn: Agency Fees and Exclusive Representation

Published December 12th, 2013 -

As we have explained, Harris v. Quinn concerns the constitutionality of “fair share” – or “agency fee” – provisions in public sector collective bargaining agreements.  That the constitutionality of agency fee provisions is the question in Harris has been clear... More »

Petitioners’ Merits Brief in Harris [Updated]

Published November 22nd, 2013 -

The Petitioners’ merits brief in the big public sector union case in the Supreme Court, Harris v. Quinn, was filed today and can be found here.  (The Joint Appendix is here.)  Former Obama administration Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, along with his Hog... More »

The Significance of Harris and Mulhall

Published October 4th, 2013 -

Building on our recent coverage of Harris and Mulhall, Reuters has a good piece discussing the significance of these labor law cases, which the Supreme Court will hear this Term. The Reuters piece highlights our view that “‘[t]hese are cases that g... More »

Cert. Granted in Harris v. Quinn

Published October 1st, 2013 -

The Supreme Court this morning granted cert. in Harris v. Quinn.  Here are some reasons why this was the wrong decision.  We will have more analysis and commentary in the days ahead. More »

Harris v. Quinn: Why the Court Should Deny Review

Published October 1st, 2013 -

Max has an excellent Explainer on Harris v. Quinn, a seventh circuit case involving the homecare workers’ union in Illinois.  The Supreme Court conferenced on a cert. petition in Harris yesterday.  The question raised by the petition is whether the “fair share... More »