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Exercise Of First Amendment Free Speech Does Not Prevent A Probable Cause Arrest

In Nieves v. Bartlett, the United States Supreme Court denied permitting an arrestee, Russell Bartlett, a cause of action for retaliatory arrest against the two arresting police officers.  Nieves v. Bartlett, 587 U.S. _____, No. 17-1174 (2019).  Bartlett was arrested… Continue Reading →

U.S. Supreme Court Finds “Fair Share Fees” Unconstitutional: An In-Depth Look at the Janus Case

On June 27, 2018, in Janus v. AFSCME, et al., the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the “fair share fee” provision in the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act (“IPLRA”) finding that extracting such fees from non-members of a union violated… Continue Reading →

Free Riders or Forced Riders? The U.S. Supreme Court Again Promises to Decide the Constitutionality of “Fair Share Fee” Agreements

On September 29, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court (“Court”) agreed to hear the case of Janus v. AFSCME, et al., which involves a constitutional challenge to the “fair share fee” provision of the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act (“IPLRA”).  Under… Continue Reading →

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