Protecting 1st Amendment rights also protects economic freedom and prosperity

November 15, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

The right to free expression and the right to earn a living go hand in hand. Entrepreneurship allows creatives to reject the stereotype of the starving artist by turning their artistic talent into a financially viable career. So when the government restricts the right of entrepreneurs to freely express themselves through art, it also restricts  ...


A muralist fights for free expression and economic liberty in Texas

November 01, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

The visionary artist Andy Warhol once said, “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” It’s true: Art that dazzles the senses for one may not excite another. But thanks to the freedom of expression recognized by the First Amendment, even if someone cannot see the beauty in art, they have no right to … ...


Photo Essay : The prohibition of art in a small town

October 12, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Imagine a world without art—where humans are held captive by drab colors and stale, monotonous imagery of the day to day. One doesn’t have to be an art buff to understand how art delights the human senses and paints our lives with beauty and meaning. Art invokes a deep gratitude and appreciation for simply being … ...


California’s law on who can use the title ‘dr.’ threatens livelihoods of healthcare professionals

September 19, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

When Sarah Erny was born, her father took one look at his infant daughter and knew she’d be a doctor someday. He even wrote it down in her baby book. Some kids get toys for their birthday, but Sarah got MCAT prep books. While it would be nearly 40 years before she went down the healthcare … ...


From Amish Country boy to drone entrepreneur, our client is fighting for his First Amendment rights

August 16, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

When we think of the origins of the country’s most brilliant tech entrepreneurs, the mind naturally gravitates toward places like Silicon Valley—not the Amish Country of Holmes County, Ohio. Mike Yoder, the CEO of Drone Deer Recovery, isn’t like other entrepreneurs. For starters, he didn’t grow up with the internet in his home. ...


The Hill : Must an Antioch student bow down to ‘social justice’ dogma to graduate?

February 06, 2023 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

A graduate student at Antioch University in Seattle has incurred the wrath of her college by criticizing their radical approach to training therapists. Leslie Elliott, who says she considers herself a liberal, is a master’s student in clinical therapy. She grew fed up with a department that she believes has abandoned genuine therapy for extre ...


High school harpists are not criminals

January 19, 2023 | By CALEB TROTTER

Colorado high school sophomore Taryn Petruncola has played the harp since she was six years old. Aside from the joy that playing the harp brings Taryn, she also enjoys helping others. Through the years, she’s played for nursing homes and even during a family member’s funeral. As part of a business class that Taryn recently … ...


California’s new law silences doctors and gives government a monopoly on scientific truth

November 21, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

With the stroke of a pen, Governor Gavin Newsom has all but destroyed the First Amendment rights of healthcare professionals across California. The newly adopted Assembly Bill 2098 takes California’s routine disregard for the Constitution to new heights, penalizing any medical professional who disseminates “misinformation or disinformat ...


Free speech and the “other” qualified immunity

September 21, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Over the past few years, qualified immunity has been the legal issue at the forefront of police reform. While major events like the 2020 death of George Floyd have inextricably linked qualified immunity to over-policing, it’s important to note that it is not limited to criminal justice reform alone. As our colleague David Deerson noted ̷ ...