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JADE THOMPSON,
Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
MARIETTA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION; MARIETTA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION,
Defendants-Appellees.
   No. 19-4217
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Ohio at Columbus.
No. 2:18-cv-00628—Michael H. Watson, District Judge.
Argued: August 5, 2020
Decided and Filed: August 25, 2020
Before: GIBBONS, GRIFFIN, and THAPAR, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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THAPAR, Circuit Judge. By signing on the dotted line, public employees accept the government as their employer. In Ohio, the law requires them to also accept a union as their exclusive bargaining representative. It’s a take-it-or-leave-it system—either agree to exclusive representation, which is codified in state law, or find a different job. This take-it-or-leave-it system is in direct conflict with the principles enunciated in Janus v. AFSCME, 138 S. Ct. 2448 (2018). But when the Supreme Court decided Janus, it left on the books Minnesota State Board for Community Colleges v. Knight, 465 U.S. 271 (1984). And because Knight directly controls the outcome of this case, we affirm the district court’s decision upholding the challenged Ohio law.



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VICTOR DEWAYNE TAYLOR,
Petitioner-Appellant,
v.
THOMAS SIMPSON, Warden,
Respondent-Appellee.
   No. 14-6508
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Kentucky at Lexington.
No. 5:06-cv-00181—Danny C. Reeves, District Judge.
Argued: October 16, 2019
Decided and Filed: August 25, 2020
Before: BATCHELDER, COOK, and GRIFFIN, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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ALICE M. BATCHELDER, Circuit Judge. A Kentucky prisoner, sentenced to death, appeals the denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition for a writ of habeas corpus. We AFFIRM.