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August 28, 2017

California argues it can silence speech so long as it's super secretive about it

When the government engages in shady, unconstitutional behavior, it’s usually not forthcoming about it.  As courts have observed, "the government rarely flatly admits,” for example, that “it is engaging in viewpoint discrimination."  Instead, it cloaks its discriminatory policies in “neutral” language, and asserts th ...

August 27, 2018

Courts must look behind California’s pretenses when the state channels money to union advocacy

In the aftermath of Janus v. AFSCME, states have come up with some pretty clever ways to funnel money to unions and union-supported speech.  Today, PLF asked the Ninth Circuit to strike down SB 954, a law that gives unions a huge fundraising advantage and makes it harder for contrary viewpoints to be heard. ...

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