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High Court's History of Scrapping Precedents – January 24, 2018

The Supreme Court appears to be on the verge of overturning a forty-year-old decision that public employee unions consider essential to their financial stability. The court's 9–0 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education (1977) upheld a Michigan law that allowed unions representing government employees to charge non-members a so-called agency shop fee for the cost of representing them in collective bargaining and other workplace matters.