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O’Brien v. Village of Lincolnshire

Attempting to turn the tables, union members in Lincolnshire, Ill. cite the Supreme Court’s recent Janus decision to argue that they should not be forced to pay municipal taxes that fund the Illinois Municipal League, a private organization with whose speech they disagree. Seventh Circuit: But Janus concerned compelled subsidies for private speech, and the League, while nominally private, is made up of municipal officials. So their speech is government speech to which Janus does not apply.


Tags: 2020, Free Speech, Labor Unions, Seventh Circuit, Tax

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