Columbus, OH – Three Kent State University workers have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that union dues were illegally deducted from their paychecks. Annamarie Hannay and Adda Gape are custodians for student residence halls at Kent State University. Since they started working at the university, they were required to pay money to AFSCME, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. However, in August 2018, each of them resigned their union membership and requested that Kent State stop deducting union dues from their paychecks.
The Buckeye Institute: Even Citizens of That State Up North Deserve to Have Their Property Rights Protected
Columbus, OH – On Wednesday, The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court of Michigan to rule in favor of Uri Rafaeli in the case Rafaeli, LLC v. Oakland County and stop the government from taking his private property to pay a negligible tax bill. Mr. Rafaeli is represented by the Pacific Legal Foundation.
In Amicus Brief, The Buckeye Institute Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Protect First Amendment Rights of Government Contractors
Columbus, OH – After filing the first post-Janus First Amendment labor law challenge in the United States Supreme Court, The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief in support of a related challenge, Bierman v. Dayton. Buckeye’s brief calls on the court to recognize that laws forcing recipients of government benefits to speak through unions are unconstitutional. It argues that the lower courts have improperly exempted such “exclusive representation” schemes from scrutiny under the First Amendment.
The Buckeye Institute Files First Major Post-Janus Labor Challenge in the United States Supreme Court
Columbus, OH – On Tuesday, The Buckeye Institute filed the first significant First Amendment labor-law challenge in the Supreme Court of the United States since the landmark June 27 decision in Janus v. AFSCME. The case, Uradnik v. Inter Faculty Organization, calls for an immediate end to laws that force public-sector employees to accept a union’s exclusive representation. Andrew M. Grossman, partner at BakerHostetler in Washington, D.C., is counsel of record on the petition.
The Buckeye Institute Files Amicus Brief Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Rein in the Unelected Administrative State
Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief in State National Bank of Big Spring v. Mnuchin urging the Supreme Court of the United States to rein in the power of the unelected administrative state. In its brief, Buckeye argues that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau violates the separation of powers and allows unelected government officials to usurp the power of the states and their elected officials.
Columbus, OH – On Thursday, The Buckeye Institute filed a new amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case California Sea Urchin Commission v. Susan Combs, asking the court to put an end to judicial deference to executive agencies’ interpretation of the law.
Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute has filed a new amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in the case Thomas v. Schroer, arguing that it is a violation of the First Amendment for the government to discriminate against outdoor advertisements and signs based on the sign’s message.
Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute today filed a new amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in the case Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, arguing that overturning Abood v. Detroit Board of Education is unlikely to cause significant decline in union membership or spending.
Columbus, OH – This morning, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear Janus v. AFSCME, which The Buckeye Institute asked the court to take up in its amicus brief, supporting Mark Janus and the First Amendment. In its brief, filed on July 7, 2017, Buckeye showed that unions can survive without compelled contributions and, alternatively, that this change will lead unions to better serve their members.
Columbus, OH – Today, The Buckeye Institute, along with the National Federation of Independent Businesses, CATO Institute, and other nonprofit organizations, filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States asking it to take up the case of Garco Construction, Inc. v. Secretary of the Army that could overturn Auer deference.