Log in Subscribe

Legal Aid lawyers sue union, claiming that dues violate First Amendment

Echoes of Janus case

Posted 5/17/24

Two public defenders at the Legal Aid Society are suing the organization, a lawyers union and New York City, claiming that paying private union dues breaches their First Amendment rights. 

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan last month and served to the union last week, cites the Supreme Court’s 2018 Janus v. AFSCME decision as a reason why the two lawyers should not have to pay dues or equivalent fees as a condition of their employment.

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in