A North Dakota lawyer who lost a First Amendment challenge to mandatory bar membership won another opportunity Monday to make his case when the U.S. Supreme Court sent his challenge back to the lower court for additional consideration.

In Fleck v. Wetch, the justices granted the petition of Arthur Fleck and vacated the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The high court directed the appellate court to reconsider its decision in light of the justices’ ruling last term in Janus v. AFSCME.

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