6th Circ. Panel Reverses Part Of Union Contribution Row Ruling

Law360, New York (February 9, 2017, 8:57 PM EST) -- A Sixth Circuit panel on Thursday partly affirmed a district court's preliminary injunction against a Michigan law that barred unions from collecting donations to political action committees through payroll deduction, reversing part of the lower court's ruling that said the unions challenging the law were likely to prevail on First Amendment claims.

A district court had granted a preliminary injunction in favor of a group of unions challenging an amendment to the Michigan Campaign Finance Act they said violates their contracts clause rights by upsetting existing collective bargaining agreements permitting payroll deductions to other entities and their First Amendment rights by...

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