Category Archives: Court Decisions

Mark Janus v. AFSCME: Oral Argument Highlights

The Supreme Court held oral argument in the Janus v. AFSCME case this morning.  A transcript of the oral argument can be found here. Overall, the argument was very similar to the one held in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association last year. … Continue reading

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Court Overturns PERB’s Decision on San Diego Pension Reform

City of San Diego v. PERB (Court of Appeal Case No. D069630) (Issued on 4/11/17) I’ve been waiting for this decision for a long time.  I first wrote about this case in 2012.  (Click here for my blog post)  For … Continue reading

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Appellate Court Overturns PERB

City of Escondido v PERB (2017) Court of Appeal Case No. D070462 (Issued on 3/8/17) (Unpublished) The courts of appeal give a lot of deference to PERB. As such the majority of PERB cases that are challenged are affirmed. This … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: Personal Cell Phones Subject to PRA Requests

City of San Jose v. Superior Court of Santa Clara County (California Supreme Court Case No. S218066) (Issued on March 2, 2017) Are communications about government matters sent through a public official’s personal email account subject to disclosure under the … Continue reading

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The New Friedrichs case: Janus v AFSCME

Mark Janus et al v. AFSCME et al (7th Cir.) (Docket No. 16-3638) Last year everyone’s attention was focused on the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (Friedrichs) case. At issue was the Supreme Court’s 1977 … Continue reading

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