Washington Seeks To Keep Union Fees Case Alive

Law360, New York (May 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Petitioners in the union fees case against the Washington Education Association have contended that the dispute before the U.S. Supreme Court is not moot despite last week’s amendment to Washington law that allows unions to use nonmembers’ dues for political activities without obtaining their permission.

The state of Washington and a private petitioner filed supplemental briefs with the High Court on Tuesday, arguing that the case should still go forward even though the ruling could only be applied retroactively.

The question before the Supreme Court is...
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