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People for and against unions hold up signs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building January 11, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
People for and against unions hold up signs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building January 11, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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A group of California teachers, backed by the conservative Center for Individual Rights, is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a 1977 ruling that allowed unions to collect mandatory fees from non-members, as long as those fees didn't go to political causes.

Union supporters claim a ruling striking down the collection of mandatory fees from public sector union non-members would further weaken those unions. Legal scholar Emily Bazelon discusses the case with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.

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  • Emily Bazelon, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and a senior research fellow at Yale Law School. She tweets @emilybazelon.

This segment aired on January 11, 2016.

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