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The Recorder reported this morning that the USSC declined to take up a challenge to the constitutionality of mandatory bar dues:
“A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to reconsider two decades-old decisions upholding the constitutionality of mandatory membership in state bar associations.
In the case Jarchow v. State Bar of Wisconsin, Adam Jarchow and Michael Dean argued that compelled membership and fees in their state bar violated their First Amendment speech and association rights.
The two lawyers asked the justices to overrule Lathrop v. Donohue (1961) and Keller v. State Bar of California (1990), contending that the justices’ modern free speech decisions and the court’s recent ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, striking down union “fair share” fees, had “knocked the legs out from under” the Lathrop and Keller decisions.:
Read more at the Recorder’s link here.