Alito’s Folly, Part 3: Looking at how the SCOTUS Janus decision turns the First Amendment on its head

In her dissent to the Supreme Court’s recent Janus decision, which declared that public sector unions’ right to collect fair share dues from non-union members violated those workers’ First Amendment rights, Justice Elena Kagan lambasted the ruling for “turning the First Amendment into a sword.” She criticized it for exploiting the First Amendment to curtail rather than foster freedom and democracy, asserting that the First Amendment “was meant not to undermine but to protect democratic…