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May 28, 2019

The Hill: Texas said he couldn’t wear a MAGA cap to vote — now he’s suing to protect his rights

Voters face many important choices when they cast their ballots on Election Day. But one choice they shouldn't have to make is between their right to free speech and their right to vote. Yet voters in Texas face exactly that choice, thanks to a state law that gives election workers the power to stop you ...

May 17, 2019

New York Daily News: The right way to honor the legacy of Brown v. Board: Ensure equal access to quality education regardless of race or ethnicity

Sixty-five years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The court held that segregation in schools violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and ordered school districts to admit students on a non-racial basis. In so doing, the court adopted the views ...

May 15, 2019

Protecting free speech is more important than protecting people from being offended

In 2015, Pew Research Center polled residents of 38 countries around the world on their attitudes towards free speech. The United States leads the pack when it comes to citizens believing people should be able to say what they want and get access to the information they need. This won't surprise any American who understands ...

April 10, 2019

The California DMV can’t censor team spirit

Jon Kotler is the latest in a long line of Americans who have chosen to stand up for their First Amendment rights to free speech. Jon is an unassuming man with an encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He could talk to you about everything from the conditions of old Candlestick Park to the skill set of ...

March 18, 2019

Contractors file civil rights challenge to end cronyism in the North Star State

When a public school district wants to build a new school, should it assign the project to the most qualified bidder or the most politically connected one? That's the question at the forefront of Minnesota ABC v. Minneapolis Public Schools, a civil rights challenge PLF filed this Tuesday. PLF represents merit-shop contractors, who do terrific ...

February 28, 2019

Voters challenge Texas law that forces them to choose between their t-shirt and their vote

This morning, Jillian Ostrewich and Tony Ortiz filed a federal civil rights challenge to a Texas Election Law that forces voters to silence themselves before they can vote. Both voters were harassed by election workers because of what they wore when they went to vote in the midterm elections. Jillian, whose husband is a firefighter, ...

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