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Unions – Fair Share Fees

For 41 years, explicit Supreme Court precedent authorized state‐government entities and unions to enter into agreements under which the unions could receive fair‐share fees from nonmembers to cover the costs incurred when the union negotiated or acted on their behalf over terms of employment.

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Stacey Mooney is a public-school teacher in Eureka (Illinois) Community School District #140. She is not a member of respondent Illinois Education Association (“IEA”), the union that serves as the exclusive representative of her employee unit in collective bargaining with the school district.

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Due Process Violation

R.A.S. appeals an order involuntarily committing him under WIS. STAT. ch. 51 after a jury trial, arguing that the special verdict question pertaining to dangerousness violated his right to due process because the question did not require five-sixths of the jurors to agree that he was dangerous under WIS. STAT. § 51.20(1)(a)2.c. or that he was dangerous under § 51.20(1)(a)2.d.

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