Litigation

OC Board of Education Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction to End Governor Newsom’s State of Emergency

OC Board of Education Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction to End Governor Newsom’s State of Emergency

Yesterday, the Orange County Board of Education, along with Children’s Health Defense, filed a motion for preliminary injunction against Governor Newsom, requesting that the court “order the Governor to terminate the COVID-19 state of emergency.” The document noted Gavin Newsom’s attendance at the NFC Championship game at Sofi Stadium, where during some parts of the...

By California Policy Center

CPC’s Letter of Support for AB 1484

CPC’s Letter of Support for AB 1484

RE: AB 1484 – SUPPORT  Dear Assemblymember Kiley: The California Policy Center is pleased to support Assembly Bill 1484 to bring California law into compliance with a recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States and ensure public school employees are freely able to consent or decline union membership. On June 27, 2018,...

By Lance Christensen

Michigan v. DeVos Amicus Brief

Michigan v. DeVos Amicus Brief

The California Policy Center (CPC) has joined as local counsel on litigation over CARES Act relief for private schools. CPC joins a coalition of around 40 state and national groups led by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) advocating for private schools. CPC signed onto an amicus brief Wednesday in Michigan v. DeVos, a legal...

By Jackson Reese

Barke et al. v. Banks et al.

Barke et al. v. Banks et al.

Tustin – February 24, 2020 CPC, CIR FILE CHALLENGE TO CALIFORNIA GAG RULE The Center for Individual Rights and the California Policy Center have filed suit challenging a California law that prohibits public employers (including elected officials) from making statements that might “deter or discourage” public employees or applicants from membership in a public employee union....

By Jackson Reese

Jackson v. Napolitano

Jackson v. Napolitano

San Diego – July 30, 2019 It boils down to two things. Employees can’t be forced to pay a union to work in public service, and the state can’t withhold information from employees about their constitutional rights. That’s what two University of California employees argue in a lawsuit filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against state officials and Teamsters Local 2010....

By Jackson Reese

Sweet v. CAPT

Sweet v. CAPT

Background Alfred Sweet is a psychiatric technician at Atascadero State Hospital in Paso Robles. Sweet joined the California Association of Psychiatric Technicians when he started working at the hospital in 2011 and began making requests to resign and become an agency fee payer in 2014. Those requests were denied. After the Janus decision, Sweet submitted...

By Jackson Reese

O’Callaghan v. Regents of the University of California

O’Callaghan v. Regents of the University of California

Two University of California workers filed a federal lawsuit alleging union dues were illegally deducted from their paychecks. Cara O’Callaghan has worked as the finance manager of the Sport Club program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, since 2009. Jenée Misraje has worked as an administrative assistant at the University of California, Los Angeles,...

By Jackson Reese

Few v. UTLA

Few v. UTLA

In November 2018, the Liberty Justice Center and California Policy Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of special education teacher Thomas Few against the United Teachers of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District for violating Few’s First Amendment rights to free speech and freedom of association. Despite the decisive victory for workers’...

By Jackson Reese