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Dismissed: Lawsuit over compulsory Louisiana bar association dues

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Published: Jan. 13, 2020 at 10:00 PM CST
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A federal court is rejecting a claim that Louisiana lawyers are unconstitutionally required to join and pay dues to the state bar association.

A New Orleans attorney claimed in a lawsuit filed last year that the requirement violates attorneys' freedom of speech and association rights.

But a federal judge on Monday cited Supreme Court precedents in dismissing the claim.

The judge says the Supreme Court already has upheld such arrangements.

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