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DUES BLUES - Paying bar dues is a drag, and the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the requirement that nonunion public-sector employees fork over their “fair share” costs for collective bargaining is spurring court challenges to those mandatory fees imposed on lawyers. Marcia Coyle reports that separate challenges are underway in Oregon and there’s a pending appeal—revived by the justices—unfolding in the Eighth Circuit involving a challenge from North Dakota. Meanwhile, the president of the Texas state bar is raising questions about mandatory dues.

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