Case Overview

Legal Principle at Issue

(1) Do labor union officials have a 1st Amendment right to seize and use for political purposes the wages of nonmembers who have chosen not to become union members? (2) Does a state campaign finance law that prohibits labor unions and their officials from seizing and using the wages of nonmembers for partisan political campaigns without obtaining the non-members' affirmative consent violate the 1st Amendment rights of labor unions?


Vacated and remanded. Petitioning party received a favorable disposition.

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