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Roadblock : Seattle’s Assault on the Sharing Economy

November 02, 2017 | By TIMOTHY SNOWBALL

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects not only our right to speak and associate with whomever we choose, but also the commensurate right to refuse to speak and associate. Indeed, the Supreme Court of the United States has recognized that freedom of association, like the freedom of speech, “lies at the foundation R ...

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Mismatch : State Bar of CA Continues to Refuse Disclosure of Data related to Minority Bar Exam Passage

January 31, 2018 | By TIMOTHY SNOWBALL

The State Bar should comply with the California Supreme Court and release this vital data to the public. … ...

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Increasing Access to Federal Courts : Petition to Reform CA Bar Membership Requirement

February 06, 2018 | By TIMOTHY SNOWBALL

Restrictive rules requiring state bar membership in local district courts no longer makes sense. … ...

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Government attempts to lie its way around the Fourth Amendment (and into your living room)

February 06, 2018 | By TIMOTHY SNOWBALL

When police officers arrive to your home after you call them, of course you allow them to enter. Why wouldn’t you? After all, they are there to help you. Right? … ...

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Effort to reform protectionist CA bar admission requirement gains momentum

February 09, 2018 | By TIMOTHY SNOWBALL

I recently wrote about the petition PLF signed onto this week with almost a dozen other legal organizations and attorneys asking the District Court for the Northern District of California to amend its local rule to eliminate the California Bar admission requirement as a matter of policy, not law. California does not grant reciprocity to allow  ...

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Santa Barbara : “Waive your Fourth Amendment rights or you can’t sell your house.”

February 09, 2018 | By TIMOTHY SNOWBALL

According to James Madison, “as a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.” Property rights are one of the most sacred liberties that Americans possess, and one of the foundations of our Republic. For many Americans, their most important property … ...

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Congressional Effort to End Unconstitutional Campus ‘Free Speech Zones’

February 12, 2018 | By TIMOTHY SNOWBALL

As an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, the struggle of activist leader Mario Savio and other student leaders who championed the Berkeley-born “Free Speech Movement” are well known to me. Motivated in part by resistance to the then raging Vietnam War, and bolstered by the support of thousands of students, the Free Speec ...

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Florida Supreme Court : You can’t grow vegetables on your own property

February 17, 2018 | By TIMOTHY SNOWBALL

The right to possess and use private property is a fundamental right protected by the U.S. and state constitutions, the origins of which precede the founding of our Republic. Growing food on your own land to provide for your family strikes at the very heart of individualism, independence, and self-sufficiency. Indeed, the ability of individuals to ...

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Lawmakers threaten future of CA homeschooling

February 20, 2018 | By TIMOTHY SNOWBALL

When state legislators attempt to enact laws that burden or break our constitutional rights, they often cite concerns related to the “health, safety, and welfare” of the public. And while these generalized concerns may fall within the so-called residual police power left to states in our federal system, they are not a license for states ...