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Author: Anastasia Boden

April 06, 2020

Fox Business: Coronavirus puts absurdity of inflexible government regulations in sharp relief

Phillip Truesdell is ready, willing, and able to help with the current pandemic. Together with his family, Phillip operates an ambulance company in Aberdeen, Ohio. With seven trucks, he's well-positioned to take people to the hospital or medical appointments not only in his home state but also a mile away in Kentucky. But the Truesdells ...

February 10, 2020

The Hill: Mandatory ‘woman quotas’ undermine Justice Ginsburg’s fight for equality

In the opening scene of the documentary "RBG," Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously quotes abolitionist-feminist Sarah Grimke. "I ask no favor for my sex," she says. "All I ask of my brethren is that they take their feet off our necks." Sadly, this view of equality is falling out of vogue.  To some ...

November 19, 2019

California’s ‘woman quota’ for corporate boards is an offense against equality and women. Here’s why we’re challenging it.

The online news publication Vox recently brought attention to our lawsuit challenging California's "woman quota" for the boards of publicly traded companies. We're grateful that the article's author, Alexia Fernández Campbell, engages in a thoughtful debate rather than resorting to ad hominem attacks. Still, her article misstates key facts about t ...

October 04, 2019

The Wall Street Journal: Kentucky’s Ambulance Cartel Is Afraid of Phillip Truesdell

Legacy Medical Transport's owner goes to court against a law protecting incumbent firms from competition. Phillip Truesdell is in the nonemergency ambulance business. When people are confined to a stretcher, need an intravenous bag, or are undergoing dialysis, they can't simply hop into an Uber. They need an ambulance to get around. It's an essenti ...

September 23, 2019

The American Dream shouldn’t require a certificate of need

The American Dream, at its core, is about the freedom to compete. That competition allows entrepreneurs to pursue creative ends, and consumers to choose for themselves which products and services meet their needs. Our newest client, Phillip Truesdell, understands well the transformative power of this entrepreneurial freedom, and the pain of its abs ...

September 04, 2019

Los Angeles Times: Setting quotas on women in the boardroom is probably unconstitutional. It also doesn’t work

On September 2, PLF Senior Attorney Anastasia Boden joined the She Thinks podcast to discuss why state-mandated gender quotas for corporate boards are a poor solution for a waning problem. ~~~ California recently became the first state in the nation to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors. Now Illinois, ...

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