5th Circ. Says Mandatory Bar Fees Violate Attys' Free Speech

By Hailey Konnath (July 2, 2021, 11:16 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit held Friday that state bar associations can't require lawyers to join and pay dues to practice in the state if those fees then fund "non-germane" activities such as lobbying for LGBTQ rights, siding with a trio of Texas attorneys who'd challenged the Lone Star state's mandatory bar. ...

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