We’ve won 12 victories at the United States Supreme Court, and we’re just getting started.
Our latest film about racial quotas in Connecticut schools does something a little different. Instead of interviewing experts, government leaders, and yes, even lawyers—we listened to the people affected. This is their fight, in their words.
We give them their day in court to vindicate their rights and set a lasting precedent for everyone else.
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The right to freely associate and express yourself in speech and thought
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Equal treatment under the law, regardless of sex, race, creed, color, or other differences
The structural protections of our Constitution, which safeguard our individual liberty
Today, the Supreme Court gave property owners everywhere a major victory, overturning a 34-year precedent that has robbed countless individuals of their property rights. And you have an unassuming woman in rural Pennsylvania to thank. In a 5-4 opinion on Knick v. Township of Scott written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Justices held that ̷ ...
Hollister Ranch, California, is widely known for its 150 years as a working cattle ranch and for its biologically significant coastal habitat spread across miles of shoreline downcoast of California’s Point Conception. Over the years, the ranch has carefully restricted development and activity on its 14,400 acres in order to protect the exist ...
Anthony (Tony) Barilla is a highly accomplished accordionist who wants to busk—that is, perform in public for tips—on the streets of Houston, Texas. A city law, however, prohibits busking activities everywhere except Houston’s very small Theater District. There, artists may accept tips for their performances, but only after completing an ...
Jack LaPant thought that he had properly navigated all the necessary regulations under the federal Clean Water Act when he plowed his northern California farmland in 2011 to grow wheat. Multiple agencies said he did not need a permit; but in 2016, government bureaucrats sued Jack for not obtaining a permit, even though the Clean Water Act doesnR ...