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Janus v. State, County and Municipal Employees, 16-1466

Reversed and remanded the Seventh Circuit's decision which had affirmed the district court's ruling in favor of defendant in a suit filed by an Illinois state employee who was not a member of a union, but who worked in a unionized employment unit. State law requires all employees of a unionized employment unit to pay an agency fee even if they are not in the union. Plaintiff challenged the constitutionally of the agency fees and the Supreme Court agreed, holding that the payment of agency fees by non-consenting employees violates the First Amendment, overruling Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/06/27


  • Alito


  • United States Supreme Court