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Students for Life Action v. Jackley

Americans have the right to free speech—and that includes the right not to speak if you don’t want to. But if a nonprofit group in South Dakota wants to speak out about a public official, a candidate for office, or a political party, the law...

Cavalier v. Warren County Board of Elections

In New York, absentee balloting is a privilege and an exception to the normal rule of in-person voting. The state constitution grants the legislature limited authority to allow absentee voting in instances when a voter is away from their residence, ill or disabled.

Sachen v. Illinois State Board of Elections

Illinois is a union state. Public sector unions hold a tight grip on politicians, state and local budgets, and even dictate whether kids can go to school in person. Illinoisans who have been working hard to fight against the union power monopoly are now facing...

Golden v. Chicago Teachers Union

Liberty Justice Center represents a group of parents who are standing up to the Chicago Teachers Union, after more than 300,000 students were locked out of in-person learning at Chicago Public Schools

Nolechek’s Meats v. USDA and FSIS

In yet another example of what is becoming a familiar tactic, the Biden Administration is using a food inspection agency to implement its partisan public health agenda. But with the help of the Liberty Justice Center, a small, family-run business in Wisconsin is fighting back....

BST Holdings, LLC v. OSHA

On November 4, 2021, the Liberty Justice Center and the Pelican Institute for Public Policy filed suit in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the Biden Administration from imposing an illegal COVID-19 vaccine mandate on nearly 100 million Americans. In September, President Biden...

Rahman v. CDC

Americans’ property rights are under attack from the federal government. Rahman v. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeks to restore those rights by challenging the eviction moratoriums that are hurting entrepreneurs and families in Illinois and across the country. Last year, the U.S. Centers...

Liberty Justice Center v. Grewal

In a federal lawsuit, the Liberty Justice Center is demanding New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal immediately abandon the state's disclosure requirements and align their requirements with the decision in Bonta, which shut down a nearly identical overbroad policy in California.

Appleby v. Bowser

The District of Columbia currently allows dancing in exotic establishments, in Zumba and dance-studio classes, and in programs sponsored by the government’s Department of Parks and Recreation. However, the Mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, on May 1, 2021, used her emergency executive...

Gutterman v. Indiana University

In the fall of 2018, Cameron Gutterman, Dale Nelson, Hunter Johnson and Brian Hiltunen were Indiana University Bloomington freshmen who decided to check out Greek life. They pledged Beta Theta Pi fraternity, an affiliation they continue to enjoy today as juniors who live in the...

Ratliff v. West Ada Education Association

As the West Ada School District announced it would reopen on Wednesday, a group of parents filed a lawsuit arguing this week’s “sick out” was an illegal union strike, and that the teachers union cannot use the threat of another work stoppage to force the...

Adams v. South Carolina

In order to provide South Carolina children the ability to remain in a school of their choice or to have a new alternatives for quality education in a safe setting, Gov. McMaster recently used $32 million in federal CARES Act funds entrusted to his discretionary...

Illinois Right to Life v. Pritzker

Illinois Gov. Pritzker willingly excuses certain organizations and First Amendment expressions from the limits in his executive orders, but not the rest of Illinois – including Illinois Right to Life.

Illinois Republican Party v. Pritzker

This lawsuit highlights the selectivity and arbitrary nature of Pritzker’s Executive Order regarding group gatherings. While Gov. Pritzker grants carve-outs to organizations he likes, other groups are limited to gatherings of 10 people.

Brown v. AFSCME Council 5

AFSCME Council 5 collected fees for years from workers who did not want to join a union. The lawsuit against AFSCME may net as much as $13 million in recovered fees for 8,000 state and local workers who paid fees to the union prior to...

Fellows v. MAPE

Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) collected fees for years from workers who did not want to join a union. The lawsuit against MAPE could recover as much as $5.8 million for state employees.

Creed v. ASEA

Two Alaska state employees have filed a federal lawsuit against the Alaska State Employee Association and the state for forcing them to pay union dues against their will. In fall 2019, the Alaska governor issued an administrative order to ensure no government employee paid union...

The Gaspee Project v. Mederos

Every American should feel free to speak out and support causes they believe in, without fear of retribution or retaliation. But in Rhode Island, speaking up comes at a price: your privacy. State law requires anyone who donates more than $1,000 to a nonpartisan, issue...

Schaszberger v. AFSCME Council 13

David Schaszberger worked for the state of Pennsylvania as a statistical analyst with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for ten years. During his time as a state employee, he was never a member of the government union, yet he was forced to pay...

Suhr v. New York State Department of Public Service

In April 2019, Daniel Suhr, an associate senior attorney at the Liberty Justice Center, submitted a request to the New York Department of Civil Service for basic payroll information for public employees. In his role as an attorney at a public-interest law firm, Suhr sought...

Halloran v. AFSCME Council 5

Susan Halloran became a senior account clerk in the business office of Inver Hills Community College in October 2018. In the months that followed, she was approached multiple times at her workplace by an AFSCME Council 5 representative. In April 2019, she was pulled out...

Mattos v. AFSCME Council 3

In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it is illegal to require public employees to pay union fees as a condition of employment. In September 2019, Maryland state employees forced to pay these fees prior to the Court’s decision filed a lawsuit, Mattos et al.,...

Illinois Opportunity Project v. Bullock

Americans’ right to support causes they believe in without fear of retaliation is at the center of Illinois Opportunity Project v. Bullock filed August 27, 2019, against Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and the head of that state’s procurement bureau. In 2018, Governor Bullock issued an...

Wenzig v. SEIU Local 668

For decades, Pennsylvania required state employees who were not union members to pay hundreds of dollars a year in “agency fees” to government unions. However, in 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME ended the practice of requiring government employees to fund...

Stroeder v. SEIU Local 503

Colleen Stroeder has worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) as an executive support specialist since 2008. Upon starting her position, Stroeder’s supervisor led her to believe that she was required to join SEIU Local 503 and pay union dues. After the Supreme Court’s...

File v. Kastner

Schuyler File is a private attorney who works and resides in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Since he began practicing there in December 2017, the State Bar Association of Wisconsin has required him to be a member and pay mandatory membership dues. File previously practiced in Indiana,...

MacIver Institute v. Evers

Bill Osmulski is a seasoned Capitol news reporter for the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and news service based in Madison, Wisconsin. As credentialed members of the Capitol press corps, Osmulski and other MacIver News Service reporters regularly have...

Leitch v. AFSCME

On May 1, 2019, nine workers in Illinois government filed a federal class action lawsuit against AFSCME, demanding the union return money taken from their paychecks for union “agency” or “fair share” fees before the Court’s June 2018 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME. If successful,...

Oliver v. SEIU

Shalea Oliver has worked as an income maintenance caseworker for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services since 2014. In her position, she helps a variety of people, including the under or unemployed, disabled and other vulnerable populations in Philadelphia.  As a Philadelphia native, service to...

Adams, et al v. Teamsters

Four mental health workers in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, tried for months to quit their government union, Teamsters Local 429, with no success. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that it is unconstitutional to require government workers to pay dues or fees to...

Grossman v. HGEA

In January 2019, the Liberty Justice Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of Patricia Grossman, an employee of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, against the University and the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) for refusing to allow her to resign union membership. Ms. Grossman...

Few v. UTLA

In November 2018, the Liberty Justice Center and California Policy Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of special education teacher Thomas Few against the United Teachers of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District for violating Few’s First Amendment rights to free speech...