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W. James Young

Staff Attorney, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation

Associate, Borland & Borland, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1989; Intern, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, Atlanta, GA, U.S. Justice Department, 1988-89; Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Peer Review RatedBar Admissions: Pennsyl­vania, 1989; District of Columbia, 1991; U.S. Supreme Court, 1992 (admitted only in PA & DC). Law School: Emory University, J.D., 1989. College: Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., with Honors in Political Science and History, magna cum laude, 1986. Member: American Bar Association; Federalist Society. Publications: "Making Windows into Litigants' Souls: The Pernicious Potential of Gilpin v. AFSCME," ENGAGE, Apr. 2004, at 90; Co-author, "Big Labor's Tyranny of the Minority: Forced Union Dues in Politics," FEDERALIST SOCIETY FREE SPEECH & ELECTION LAW NEWSLETTER, Fall 1996. Reported Decisions (partial listing): Cummings v. Connell, 402 F. 3d 935 (9th Cir. 2005); Prescott v. County of El Dorado, 177 F.3d 1102 (9th Cir. 1999), vacated, 528 U.S. 1111, reinstated in part, 204 F.3d 984 (9th Cir. 2000); Knight v. Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, 131 F.3d 807 (9th Cir. 1997); Johnson v. Lafayette Firefight­ers Ass'n, 51 F.3d 726 (7th Cir. 1995); Weaver v. University of Cincin­nati, 942 F.2d 1039 (1991), further proceedings, 970 F.2d 1523 (6th Cir. 1992); Dixon v. City of Chicago, 948 F.2d 355 (7th Cir. 1991); Laramie v. County of Santa Clara, 784 F. Supp. 1492 (N.D. Cal. 1992); Orr v. National Football League Players Ass'n, 147 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2845 (Va. Cir. Ct. 1994), aff?d, 150 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2191 (Va. 1995).

Education
  • Emory University, J.D., 1989
  • Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., with Honors in Political Science and History, magna cum laude, 1986

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Publications and Multimedia
New Rule on Union Dues: Knox v. SEIU - Podcast
Labor & Employment Law Practice Group Podcast
July 05, 2012
Big Labor's Tyranny of the Minority: Forced Union Dues in Politics
Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 1996
December 01, 1996