Janus v. AFSCME: Union Fees & the First Amendment [SCOTUSbrief]

Janus v. AFSCME: Union Fees & the First Amendment [SCOTUSbrief]

The issue in this case are whether public sector union fees are constitutional. The parties to this case are Mark Janus, Child Support Specialist Employed by the State of Illinois, and the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 31, otherwise known as AFSCME Council 31, as well as various departments of the […]

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Confident Pluralism: Living in a Deeply Diverse Society

Confident Pluralism: Living in a Deeply Diverse Society

In our country’s history and in our best moments, we have protected the ability of different groups to pursue different ways of life. We would not have had suffrage, we would not have had abolition, we would not have had civil rights without the groups that preceded those efforts, the groups of people who met […]

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Is Moral Relativism the Right Approach? [Introduction to Common Law] [No. 86]

Is Moral Relativism the Right Approach? [Introduction to Common Law] [No. 86]

Here’s a very simple question. I hit you over the head, and a moral relativist would say, “By virtue of the fact that I hit you, you now owe me money instead of my owing you money.” And the reason we don’t do it in that particular direction, is we all understand that the first […]

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