Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association


Posted On Jun 30 2015 by

The Supreme Court, this morning, granted cert in the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.   http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/friedrichs-v-california-teachers-association/. 

This case is a challenge to the decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Educationhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abood_v._Detroit_Board_of_Education. 

The Abood case figures prominently in Eugster v. WSBA et al.  It relates to the issue of the extent to which a lawyer can be compelled to pay for the activities of the WSBA which are not directly related to the WSBA’s discipline activities. 

If the court overrules its decision in Abood in the Friedrichs case it will have an impact and I have a much better chance in Eugster v. WSBA et al.  There may be at least 5 justices who will be in favor of overruling Abood.  See Harris v. Quinn, decided by the court last June 2014, and the majority opinion authored by Justice Alito joined in by CJ Roberts, and JJ Kennedy, Thomas and Scalia.

 

Last Updated on: July 1st, 2015 at 2:03 am, by Stephen Eugster


Written by Stephen Eugster