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A demonstrator holds pro-union signs during a demonstration involving various labor union groups Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in San Francisco. The Supreme Court is divided in a major organized labor case over "fair share" fees that nonmembers pay to help cover the costs of contract negotiations. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)MoreCloseclosemore
A demonstrator holds pro-union signs during a demonstration involving various labor union groups Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in San Francisco. The Supreme Court is divided in a major organized labor case over "fair share" fees that nonmembers pay to help cover the costs of contract negotiations. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Two big cases at the Supreme Court:  One about the future of unions. The other looks at data privacy overseas. We’ll weigh the evidence.

Highlights: Free speech or freeloading? Supreme Court case could scramble labor movement

Guests:

David Savage, Supreme Court correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. (@DavidGSavage)

William Messenger, staff attorney at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation who argued at the Supreme Court on Monday for the plaintiff in a case challenging union fees. (@righttowork)

Judith Rivlin, general counsel for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union.

Marc Rotenberg, president and executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, professor of information privacy at Georgetown University Law Center. (@marcrotenberg)

Andrew Keane Woods, assistant professor of law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. (@andrewkwoods)

From The Reading List:

Los Angeles Times: Supreme Court Hears Major Challenge to Government Unions, with Gorsuch Holding Key Vote — "The Supreme Court debated Monday whether to allow more than 5 million public employees to stop supporting their unions, casting doubt on the future strength of organized labor in California, Illinois and more than 20 other states."

This program aired on February 28, 2018.

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