freedom of association

Supreme Court to consider ‘association rights’ of public workers

If the Court adopts the rationale of the 3rd Circuit in the Heffernan v. City of Paterson case, more than 22 million public employees nationwide could be fired or demoted merely if their bosses mistakenly perceive them to be affiliated with different political campaigns.
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Remembering 1960 civil rights victory in ‘Bates v. Little Rock’

Little Rock Nine and Daisy Bates

Fifty-five years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that protected the free-association rights of the NAACP and a heroine of the civil rights movement, Daisy Bates.
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