Porsha M. Robinson

Porsha M. RobinsonClass of 2014
Articles & Notes Editor, Volume 12
Staff Editor, Volume 11

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Can a Bar Association Violate First Amendment Rights Through Its Dues Collection Process?

In October 2012, Nebraska State Senator and Attorney, Scott Lautenbaugh, filed a class action suit against the Nebraska State Bar Association (NSBA). The suit seeks to have the NSBA’s lobbying and dues procedures deemed unconstitutional. Among the claims for relief are claims that: the collection of the dues constitute compelled speech and association, violating the First Amendment; and that the procedures implemented by the NSBA are inadequate as they do not allow members to object or affirmatively consent to the collection of dues to be used for lobbying purposes.


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No Comments | Posted by Porsha M. Robinson on Sun. November 18, 2012 6:38 PM
Categories: Freedom of Association, Freedom of Speech
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