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Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

United States Supreme Court
138 S. Ct. 2448 (2018)


Facts

Illinois law required public employees who were not members of the exclusive bargaining union to nonetheless pay dues to the union. Janus (plaintiff), a public employee, brought suit, alleging that the required payment of dues violated his First Amendment free speech rights. Specifically, Janus claimed that his payment of dues paid for the union’s speech in collective bargaining and that Janus did not necessarily agree with that speech. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Alito, J.)

Dissent (Kagan, J.)

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