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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 06:11 PM

US judge rejects conservative lawyers' challenge to State Bar of Texas fees

Upholding a state law that requires all lawyers to join and pay dues to the State Bar of Texas, a federal judge has rejected a challenge from conservative attorneys who said they should not be forced to subsidize diversity programs or efforts to help immigrants at the border with Mexico.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel of Austin ruled Friday that compelled membership and financial support for the state bar does not violate the lawyers’ rights to free speech or association.

The U.S. Supreme Court has previously determined that states are allowed to form bar associations to regulate lawyers and improve the quality of legal services, Yeakel said.

The high court also determined that mandatory membership fees can be used to finance activities related those goals — even activities that are political in nature, Yeakel said.

Read more: https://www.statesman.com/news/20200601/us-judge-rejects-conservative-lawyersrsquo-challenge-to-state-bar-of-texas-fees

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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 06:18 PM

1. Good for that Judge! Had he sided with the con lawyers, it could have opened the door to others who

Don't want their taxes used for war, the arts, and a couple of thousand other gripes people have. PLUS, I'm sure it pi**ed off DT & the rest of his minions, and that ALWAYS makes me smile!!!

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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 10:15 PM

2. So There! You whining maggots want to rewrite the law without anyone seeing what you're up to, eh?

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