Friday, February 27, 2009
Supreme Court Reverses 9th Circuit---Again
On the 24 February, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the U.S. 9th Circuit in the matter under the caption of Ysursa, et. al. v. Pocatello Education Association, et. al. 07-869
In this matter, the 9th Circuit read into the First Amendment a "Right" of a public employee unions to utilize public payroll deductions for political purposes. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Idaho law that bars local governments from making payroll deductions to pay for political activities by labor unions.
The impact of the Supreme Court decision is immediate, allowing unionized workers to decide whether or not they would like to donate funds to a union's political arm.
More here from Get Liberty.org
Related: Cornell University Law School
First Amendment Center.org