DC Appeals Court To Mull Union Free Speech Case

Law360, New York (May 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appellate court is gearing up to hear oral arguments in a suit alleging an operating engineers union violated members' free speech rights by mandating that they encrypt union campaign Web sites with passwords.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments Monday in the suit brought by four members who have campaigned online for office in the local unions of the International Union of Operating Engineers, or IUOE. Appealing a district judge's summary judgment in favor of IUOE, the...
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