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(10/14/2020) During the recent Judge Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI-D) marveled at the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation’s effective and successful legal strategy building the pathway to the landmark 2018 Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court opinion (argued by Foundation Attorney William Messenger).
In fact, National Right To Work attorneys James Young and William Messenger argued and won respectively the cases that Senator Whitehouse highlighted as the path to Janus. The cases he correctly cited were Knox v. SEIU and the Harris v. Quinn.
Senator Whitehouse appears unable to accept that a relentless expert legal attack against a poorly reasoned Abood Supreme Court decision would eventually be overturned; unless, there was some super conspiracy.
And, for most of his time during the Judge Amy Coney Barrett (ACB) confirmation hearing, Senator Whitehouse chose to perform a conspiracy-themed Kabuki theatre than ask Judge Barrett questions.
But, if you want the truth about the Janus v. AFSCME ruling, then please follow this link to a quick factual summary.
Senator Whitehouse, thank you for highlighting the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation’s uncomparable litigation strategy which often quietly toils away working on an average of 200 cases per year in less glamorized lower federal and state courts.