Friday, September 6, 2019

Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit rules that State Bar Association of North Dakota's Mandatory Membership Fees Do Not Violate First Amendment

As you may remember I have been following the news about attacks in several states to the notion of a "unified bar."  Lawsuits have been filed in Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon and North Dakota.  (For some of my recent posts and links on this go here, here, and here).

Today's news is that on August 30, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit found that the North Dakota bar's procedures for collecting mandatory membership fees do not violate the First Amendment.  The case is called Fleck v. Wetch.

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