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To distract from failing public schools, Mayor de Blasio set his sights on racial balancing at elite high schools, to benefit some races at the expense of others. Equality before the law demands better.

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PROPERTY RIGHTS

Property Rights

The right to acquire and use property without undue government interference

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Free Speech

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Economic Liberty

The right to earn an honest living and make free economic choices

Equality Under the Law

Equality Under the Law

Equal treatment under the law, regardless of sex, race, creed, color, or other differences

Separation of Powers

Separation of Powers

The structural protections of our Constitution, which safeguard our individual liberty

June 23, 2021|By PLF The Supreme Court delivers a victory for property rights in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a victory for property owners with their decision in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid. The Supreme Court affirmed that the government cannot force people to allow third parties to trespass on their property. In 2015, union activists stormed Cedar Point Nursery to harass the farm workers … ...

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Tiegs v. Vilsack Race-based COVID-19 farm loan forgiveness denies equal treatment to farmers and ranchers across the country

When the pandemic struck, much of the U.S. agriculture industry felt the financial crunch. Julie Owen, James Tiegs, Abraham and Cally Jergenson, and Chad Ward were initially encouraged when Congress passed a COVID-19 relief law that included a farm loan forgiveness provision for economic hardship. But they each discovered that they are ineligible f ...

Hanke and Yoo v. Secretary Cardona Educrats can’t ignore oversight board members appointed by the previous administration

In the final months of the previous administration, the president appointed several people to serve on the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES)—a board that advises officials within the agency on research and funding priorities. But the U.S. Department of Education refuses to deliver the appointees’ signed commissions, which are pro ...

Dunlap v. Vilsack Race-based COVID-19 farm loan forgiveness denies equal treatment to Oregon farmer

Katie and James Dunlap are farmers in Oregon who both work two jobs in addition to raising their toddler. The couple rent land from his parents where they raise cattle and hay—an endeavor that required two farm loans to buy cattle and equipment. Like many other farmers, the Dunlaps were negatively affected by COVID and were relieved when they hea ...

UPCOMING EVENTS

State Judicial Deference Research Roundtable

October 15, 2021 Arlington, VA All Day, beginning 9:00 a.m. EST

Judicial deference isn’t just a hot topic at the federal level. In fact, many states are leading a revolution against administrative deference doctrines. In recent years, at least six states have rejected deference through judicial rulings, two have done so through legislation or referendum, and still other states have taken skeptical intermediate …

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