Texas Bar, State AG At Odds In Post-Janus Fees Fight

Law360 (May 20, 2019, 5:14 PM EDT) -- The Texas attorney general is backing a constitutional challenge to the State Bar of Texas' requirement that lawyers join the organization and pay dues, a move that has roiled the bar and caused a stir among lawyers in the state.

Texas is one of five states where lawyers are challenging mandatory bar membership and dues in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in Janus v. AFSCME, which held that public workers who decline to join their unions can't be forced to pay fees that cover the cost of collective bargaining because it violates their free speech rights.

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