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‘The Mother of the Boston Tea Party’ risked her life to defend her property

June 22, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

The Revolutionary War is filled with stories of heroes who risked everything to secure a future where an individual’s right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness was safeguarded against the threat of tyrants.   Our history books tell of the bravery of patriots like Paul Revere and Sam Adams, but there is a … ...

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The legacy of Plessy v. Ferguson 130 years later

June 08, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy, a 30-year-old shoemaker from New Orleans, walked up to the Press Street Depot ticket counter and bought a first-class seat on the 4:15 p.m. train.   There was nothing particularly extraordinary or even interesting about a man buying a ticket on the East Louisiana Local, as any onlooker would … ...

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Downton Abbey and a brief history of women’s property rights

May 20, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Fans of the beloved television series Downton Abbey (2012-2015) have been invited into the Crawley family estate one last time with the release of the saga’s second full-length film, Downton Abbey: A New Era.  Downton Abbey, for anyone unfamiliar, takes viewers on a journey into post-Edwardian England, where we follow the lives of the “ ...

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Reforming CON laws is a matter of life and death

May 19, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

The South Carolina House Ways & Means Committee failed to move forward on a bill that would have abolished the state’s antiquated Certificate of Need (CON) laws, which give existing businesses a competitor’s veto to block new businesses.   In January, the bill passed the Senate with overwhelming support (35-6 vote) from both politi ...

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This tenured professor is fighting for her right to free speech after university tried to “cancel” her

May 05, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Dr. Elizabeth Weiss is a fully tenured professor of anthropology at San Jose State University.   When you speak with her, the passion she feels for her work as a scholar and a lecturer is reflected in her radiant smile.   She is well-spoken and calmer than you’d expect one to be while discussing how her … ...

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John Stossel highlights the home equity theft scheme robbing individuals of their property

May 04, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

John Stossel’s newest video highlights our client Tawanda Hall and unmasks the predatory “tax and take” scheme known as home equity theft.   Tawanda Hall is a Michigan-based nursing assistant and a mother of four. For nearly a decade, she raised her family in a home she and her husband purchased in the city of … ...

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One woman is now living in her car after Massachusetts stole her home

April 01, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Sixty-seven-year-old Deborah Foss has spent the winter living out of her car in New Bedford, Massachusetts. If you’ve ever experienced a Massachusetts winter, you know it has the power to chill you to the bone. It’s not ideal weather for anyone to endure, but imagine spending the coldest months of the year camped out in … ...

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This nursing assistant lost her home and her husband to Michigan’s home equity theft scheme

March 11, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Tawanda Hall is a Michigan-based nursing assistant and a mother of four. For nearly a decade she raised her family in a home she and her husband, Prentiss, purchased in the city of Southfield. When they bought the house, it was damaged and in desperate need of repairs. Together, the family moved in and set … ...

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Restoring equality before the law — What the TJ victory means for education

March 02, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

In a ground-breaking decision, federal judge Claude Hilton ruled last Friday that Fairfax County school officials violated the law by changing admissions requirements at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ), the nation’s top public school. In 2020, administrators decided to change the school’s admissions policy f ...