The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has issued a number of rulings scaling back the power of President Obama, who has unfaithfully refused to execute the laws of the land while unlawfully issuing directives through executive order.
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However, one of the most important SCOTUS rulings, Harris v. Quinn, has blocked organized labor, particularly the public sector union juggernaut, from forcing non-union members to pay dues to any union which negotiates on their behalf.
Incidentally enough, the appellants in that case launched a lawsuit against Liberal Democratic Governor Pat Quinn who (like Obama,) though executive order required that all in-home caretakers pay dues to the Service Employees International Union, since that labor collective represented all in-home care workers compensated by state funds through Medicaid.
|Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker|
The key appellant, Pamela Harris, who cares for an adult son in her own home, resented having to pay dues to a union which lobbied for policies and values which she disagreed with. She was right to be angry, and her First Amendment rights have been upheld by the SCOTUS.
Hopefully, Illinois residents will not stop with this federal victory, but consider the brave example of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who without initial judicial backing, neither federal nor statewide, instituted collective bargaining reforms to limit the political and financial power of public sector unions.
|Michigan Governor Rick Snyder|
With SCOTUS, plus the reforms of Walker and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (and possibly support for right-to-work laws in Missouri), the power of the public sector union lobby will be scaled back indefinitely.