Victory for Ohio family! Sixth Circuit rolls back certificate-of-need laws

September 07, 2023 | By JOSHUA POLK

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals just delivered a blow to economic protectionism in a case Pacific Legal Foundation has been litigating for four years.  Phillip Truesdell and his children run Legacy Medical Transport, a small, non-emergency ambulance service in Aberdeen, Ohio, a stone’s throw from the Kentucky border. The company is fully ...


It’s a great week for ending home equity theft in Nebraska

June 08, 2023 | By JOSHUA POLK

Only two weeks removed from Pacific Legal Foundation’s major Supreme Court victory against home equity theft in Tyler v. Hennepin County, there is once again cause for celebration, especially if you live in Nebraska. In Tyler, the Court unanimously ruled that Minnesota’s use of home equity theft—when governments and their private part ...


The Orange County Register : Stop home equity theft by the state of California

March 27, 2022 | By JOSHUA POLK

This op-ed was coauthored by Jon Coupal, president of Howard Jarvis Taxpayer’s Association. Property rights are one of the most fundamental constitutional provisions that protect Americans against government abuse. Unfortunately, these rights are regularly under assault by state and local tax collectors who aggressively target homeowners who ...


The Center Square : Texas dental board shows the dark side of licensure

March 31, 2021 | By JOSHUA POLK

Early in the pandemic, when just about everyone was looking for a way to get services from home, the Texas Board of Dental Examiners banned teledentistry. Why would the board ban people from getting dental advice remotely at a time when people most needed to stay at home? One answer lies in the composition of … ...


Issues & Insights : Lifting zoning restrictions would get Americans back to work during the COVID-19 crisis

July 11, 2020 | By JOSHUA POLK

As the country grappled with the coronavirus pandemic, widespread shutdowns forced businesses to close – some permanently. With so many businesses closing at once, Americans were left searching for a way to make enough money to get by. As social distancing and working from home became the new normal, many jobless Americans turned to home-based & ...