June 30, 2014 – In another example of why elections matter, the politically appointed members of the U.S. Supreme Court handed down their decision today in Harris v. Quinn today. Harris involves a challenge by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation on behalf of eight in-home health care workers for Medicaid recipients against the state of Illinois (and indirectly SEIU. The Supreme Court ruled narrowly that the First Amendment prohibits a union’s collection of fees for the cost of representation activities (known as “agency fees”) from in-home health care workers who do not wish to join or support the union.