On January 10, 2012, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Knox v. SEIU. This case presents two questions. The first is whether a state may lawfully require that state employees who are not union members pay a special union assessment intended for ideological political expenditures, without first providing notice and an opportunity to object. The second question is whether a state my lawfully require that state employees who are not union members pay union fees to finance political expenditures for ballot measures.
To discuss the case we have John Eastman, who is a professor at the Chapman University School of Law.