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Gary Davenport, et al. v. Washington Education Association
No. 05-1589

Title:
    Gary Davenport, et al. v. Washington Education Association

    Argued with: Washington v. Washington Education Association
    No. 05-1657

Subject:

    Unions, First Amendment, Wages, Campaign Finance Laws, Nonmember Wage Seizure, Labor Law
Questions:
  1. Do labor union officials have a First Amendment right to seize and use for politics the wages of employees who have chosen not to become union members?

  2. Does a state campaign finance law that prohibits labor unions and their officials from seizing and using the wages of nonmembers for partisan political campaigns without obtaining the nonmembers' affirmative consent violate the First Amendment rights of labor unions?
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Counsel of Record

For Petitioner Davenport:
Milton L. Chappell
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc.
Springfield, VA
For Petitioner Washington (Case No. 05-1657):
William Berggren Collins
Deputy Solicitor General
Olympia, WA  
For Respondent Washington Educ. Ass'n:
John M. West
Bredhoff & Kaiser, P.L.L.C.
Washington, DC

 


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