Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in the Case of Crowe v. Oregon State Bar


1889 Institute


This paper is an amicus (or friend of the court) brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case of an Oregon attorney who has been forced to fund political causes he opposes through mandatory membership in the state bar association. This also occurs in Oklahoma, where attorneys are forced, by law, to join the Oklahoma Bar Association if they wish to practice in the state, violating first amendment principles.