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Author: Jim Manley

February 19, 2020

How local governments are stealing Arizonans’ home equity

This article was co-authored by Daniel Dew, legal policy director for Pacific Legal Foundation. Jim Manley lives with his family in Phoenix, where he litigates in defense of individual liberty for PLF. Can the government seize your home over an $8 property tax miscalculation and leave you with nothing? In Arizona, and a shrinking number ...

December 23, 2019

The Hill: California law unjustly and unconstitutionally restricts freelance journalists

Freelancing is a centuries-old practice. But with a controversial state law set to take effect Jan. 1, 2020, freelance journalism soon may become a thing of the past in California. Assembly Bill No. 5 (AB5) was enacted in 2019 to create a new three-part test under California law for determining whether someone is an independent ...

December 16, 2019

The Hill: Call the midwife — but not if you live in Georgia

Debbie Pulley is a midwife, but if she told you that, the Georgia Board of Nursing would fine her $500. That's because the board has barred the use of the title "midwife" by anyone who doesn't hold a nursing license — even people like Pulley, who has spent the past 40 years delivering more than ...

June 14, 2019

Why flag burning and the First Amendment come to mind on Flag Day

Today is Flag Day, which marks 242 years since the United States adopted the Stars and Stripes as our nation's official flag—and next week marks 30 years since the U.S. Supreme Court protected the right to burn that flag. Three decades after the court's decision, it remains controversial. For example, shortly after his election, President-elect ...

November 26, 2018

How Unnecessary Laws Pit Falconry Against Free Speech

Originally published by The Daily Signal on November 26, 2018. When flocks of birds fly too close to airports, hotels, or landfills, property managers call someone like professional falconer Scott Timmons. Timmons launches one of his falcons to patrol the property, where the majestic creature swoops and dives, scaring away seagulls, pigeons, and th ...

November 02, 2018

Is this picture of a falcon illegal?

Picture America. Idyllic images of amber waves of grain, purple mountain majesties, or ancient desert canyons fill the mind. Above whatever landscape the word "America" calls to your mind, an eagle probably soars through the sky. Ironically, that image of freedom evoked by a bird of prey gliding through the sky is actually tightly controlled ...

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