High Court Upholds Ban On Union Payroll Deductions

Law360, New York (February 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an Idaho state law that blocks school districts and local government employers from deducting a portion of union members’ paychecks to fund union political efforts, reversing a lower court's ruling that the law violates the unions' right to free speech.

In an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the high court on Tuesday voted 6-3 to reverse a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which had found the law prohibiting local government employers from...
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