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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 27, 2018

CONTACT: COREY UHDEN

Communications Director

(951) 501 9944

Judge Steven Bailey (Ret.) Responds to Supreme Court Decisions Upholding the First Amendment 

California -  Retired Judge Steven Bailey applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for its commitment to upholding the First Amendment this term and promises to be a staunch advocate of the First Amendment as California Attorney General. 

 

In Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that non-union public employees do not have to pay fees to public sector unions.

Judge Bailey issued the following statement in response: 

 

"This landmark ruling has restored the freedom of expression and association of public servants and first responders throughout America. Public employees can still voluntarily join a union, can still bargain collectively for higher wages and benefits, and financially contribute to a union, but no longer will the state involuntarily siphon off part of their hard-earned pay for the unions' political purposes." 

 

Appointed Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed an amicus curiae brief in the case arguing in favor of public sector unions' power to compel non-members to pay fees. This is just the latest case in which the Supreme Court has ruled against Becerra's position. 

 

In decisions announced yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of pro-life pregnancy centers against appointed Attorney General Xavier Becerra and upheld the administration's "travel ban." Judge Bailey tweeted in response: 

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