Ilya Shapiro, Senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review, previews the upcoming Supreme Court case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. In the case, petitioner teachers assert that California law compels them to fund specific, controversial viewpoints on fundamental matters of educational and fiscal policy violates their rights under the First Amendment. In contrast, the respondent unions claim that negotiations addressing routine employment matters (e.g. procedures for taking leave, the condition of faculty lounges, the method for processing employee grievances) do not involve the First Amendment. The Cato Institute filed an amicus brief co-authored by Ilya Shapiro in support of the petitioners.

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