High Court: Do State Bar Dues Hurt Free Speech?

Law360 (December 3, 2018, 8:36 PM EST) -- An attorney's fight over how state bar dues are collected and used will be considered again by the Eighth Circuit after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the case to be evaluated in light of its recent Janus opinion on public employees' First Amendment right to abstain from paying certain union fees.

The U.S. Supreme Court granted Arnold Fleck's petition for writ of certiorari and vacated a lower court's decision throwing out his case, in which he sought to change how the mandatory North Dakota state bar collects and uses member dues so that individual attorneys' money is not allocated...

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