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By Oliver J. Dunford

Future-Justice Kavanaugh agrees with PLF—sort of

Yesterday, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh for a seat on the United States Supreme Court. As Professor Jonathan Adler notes, Judge Kavanaugh’s opinions on the D.C. Circuit Court of ... ›

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By Brian T. Hodges

PLF asks the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that there is no “legislative exception” to the unconstitutional conditions doctrine

It seems that some governments and courts prefer to treat Supreme Court precedent as an option, rather than a requirement. The Supreme Court has ruled—twice—that it’s unconstitutional for government to ... ›

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By Jonathan Wood

Marking 150 years of the Fourteenth Amendment

This year, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Fourteenth Amendment’s adoption. That amendment fulfilled the Declaration of Independence’s promise of inalienable individual rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit ... ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — July 7, 2018

17 states urge the Supreme Court to grant PLF case and overrule Chevron deference  On Thursday, Texas—joined by 16 other states—filed an amicus brief supporting our petition in California Sea ... ›

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By Anastasia P. Boden

Raising a glass to freedom of speech

Chef Geoff Tracy is an entrepreneur, cookbook author, and owner of three successful restaurants in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. In two of those restaurants—those located in Maryland and Washington, ... ›

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By Jonathan Wood

17 states: The time has come to reconsider Chevron deference and this is the case to do it with

As the President prepares to nominate a new Supreme Court justice, one of the major issues likely to turn on that choice is the fate of Chevron deference. According to ... ›

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By Mark Miller

Stare decisis: an explainer

The news of an opening at the Supreme Court of the United States forces all Americans to re-acquaint themselves with the Latin term “stare decisis.” The term, which roughly translated ... ›

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By James S. Burling

The struggle for liberty and justice must be renewed for each generation

The struggle for liberty is old, yet it must be continually renewed—because the struggle is never-ending. As the world moves slowly, fitfully, and yet inexorably toward a state of increased ... ›

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Florida Has Terrible Regulations for Selling Hearing Aids, So We’re Suing

In Florida, you need a license to sell hearing aids. Dan Taylor of Melbourne, Florida, gave up his license after 30 years, because Florida’s outdated regulations were made for older … ›

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Dance prodigy Freddie Linden — banned from dance because of discriminatory ‘girls only’ rule

15-year-old dance prodigy Freddie Linden — banned from school dance teams by South Dakota’s discriminatory ‘girls only’ policy.

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PLF’s First Amendment battle heads to the U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court announced that it will hear a First Amendment challenge to Minnesota’s sweeping, speech-stifling restrictions on what can be worn while voting. In this week’s episode of PLF’s Courting Liberty podcast, hear from case attorney Wen Fa and client Andy Cilek as they break down the importance and gravity of their fight for free speech.

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Seattle decides to continue to violate the First Amendment

In this week’s episode of PLF’s Courting Liberty podcast, hear from case attorney Ethan Blevins about this decision and how First Amendment rights include both the right to speak and the right not to speak.

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