The Liberty Justice Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest litigation center founded to fight against political privilege.
The very best example of our ability to turn that vision a reality is in our victory in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME. For 40 years, millions of government workers across the country were forced to fund union politics and policies with which they disagreed, granting enormous political power and leverage to government unions. But with our victory in Janus v. AFSCME, that practice is now illegal and the First Amendment rights of millions of public school teachers, first responders and other government workers have been restored.
The Center provides free legal representation to the people whose cases we take on. We do not accept any government funding; we are supported entirely by the voluntary contributions of people who believe in protecting economic liberty, private property rights, free speech and other fundamental rights.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
The Supreme Court ruled in June 2018 that no government worker in America can be forced to pay fees, dues or other money to a government union as a condition of working in public service. But since the Supreme Court’s ruling, many government workers have run into roadblocks when trying to exit their union or stop paying. If you are being pressured to join a union, sign a union card or are being told that you cannot leave the union – let us know. We’re here to help. We fought for Mark Janus all the way to the Supreme Court, and we’ll fight for you, too.
Our work to defend and restore workers’ rights has been featured in news outlets across the country:
Wall Street Journal: The Lawyers Who Beat the Unions
National Public Radio: Jacob Huebert on 1A
Washington Post: Why I Took My Case Over Forced Union Dues to the Supreme Court
Washington Examiner: Supreme Court's Janus Ruling Finally Gives A Voice to 5M Workers
Fox News: Supreme Court’s Janus Decision Is A Win for Government Workers (and All Americans)
CNBC: Supreme Court Rules Nonunion Workers Cannot Be Forced to Pay Fees to Public sector Unions
BBC News: Mark Janus Talks About His Case
USA Today: Four Challengers To Public Sector Unions On Verge Of Supreme Court Win