GARY DAVENPORT, et al. v. WASHINGTON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Supreme Court Cases
551 U.S. 177 (2007)
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.
Advocated for Respondent
- John M. West View all cases
- William Berggren Collins View all cases
Advocated for Petitioner
- Milton L. Chappell View all cases