On Wednesday Jan. 6, ACS hosted a briefing on Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which deals with the constitutionality of "fair share fees" collected by unions, threatens to overturn forty years of precedent governing American labor relations and has the potential to invalidate provisions in thousands of collective bargaining agreements covering millions of workers. ...
On Dec. 15, 2015, the American Constitution Society hosted a panel discussion reflecting on the 2000 presidential election, the unprecedented court battle that ensued and the Supreme Court decision that brought it to a close.
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This Term, the Supreme Court will hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case about the constitutionality of “fair share fees” collected by unions that threatens to overturn forty years of precedent governing American labor relations and has the potential to invalidate provisions in thousands of collective bargaining agreements covering millions of workers.
On Wednesday, Nov. 18, ACS President Caroline Fredrickson led a discussion about the case with two experts who have filed amicus briefs - University of Michigan School of Law Frank G. Millard Professor of Law Sam Bagenstos and National Women’s Law Center Vice President Emily Martin.
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With major decisions in favor of LGBT rights, fair housing and the Affordable Care Act, many have asked if the Supreme Court is shifting leftward. However, these progressive decisions are counterbalanced by the expansion of gun rights, restrictions on the EPA's authority under the Clean Water Act, and a variety of anti-choice decisions.
On Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, constitutional law scholar Erwin Chemerinsky joined the ACS San Diego Lawyer Chapter to discuss current Supreme Court trends from recent terms and the merits of the opinion that these trends are evidence of a concerted leftward movement in the Court’s constitutional interpretation. Listen to the discussion here.
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