Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Awaiting Janus

The most important case before the Supreme Court this term has yet to be announced, but it could come today. Janus vs. AFSCME concerns Mark Janus, an employee of the State of Illinois, who is not a member of the AFSCME public employee union, but is compelled to pay "fair share" dues to AFSCME. It's the same topic that led Wisconsin Democrats to the mattresses when Act 10 passes in 2011. If the Court rules in favor of Janus, it will be a crippling blow to public employee unions, which are now a huge part of the financial and power structure of the modern Democratic Party, especially here in Minnesota.

On balance, this term for the Supremes has been very good for conservatives. If this ruling goes in favor of Janus, it will be more or less a clean sweep. And if Anthony Kennedy retires after the end of the term, Trump will get a chance to name a second justice who should be more reliable than Kennedy, who enjoys a little moral preening as a perk of his job.

5 comments:

Gino said...

Janus wins, and Kennedy retires...
all we need now is for Ginsburg to not wake up.

its gonna be a fun summer and fall for the democrats. i expect more protests and violence.

Bike Bubba said...

And Kennedy announces his retirement with Janus coming through....it's SHOWTIME!

R.A. Crankbait said...

I don’t have enough popcorn. Or ammunition. (But then, one never has enough ammunition).

Gino said...

Wouldn't shock me to see a GOP senator get killed to keep them below 50 votes.

Mr. D said...

It's going to be Hot Fun in the Summertime, for sure.