Des Moines Midwife Collective v. Iowa Health Facilities Council

Iowa midwives fight back against cronyism to help expectant mothers

Emily Zambrano-Andrews has always had a passion for helping expectant parents bring children into the world. But ten years as a registered nurse working in obstetrics only led to her frustration with Iowa's hospital birth system. Caitlin Hainley has similar frustrations. Caitlin is a registered nurse and lactation consultant who attended childbirth ...

Parker Noland v. MT Public Service Commission

Aspiring junk hauling entrepreneur fights crony “competitor’s veto” law

When Parker Noland graduated from high school in Kalispell, Montana, he and his close friends joined the Army. Parker was medically discharged a few months after basic training and returned home to Kalispell, where he set out to become a debris-hauling entrepreneur. With an eye toward construction sites and a business plan in hand, he ...

Interior of Death of a Fox Brewing Company
Death of the Fox Brewing Co. v. NJ Div. of ABC

New Jersey craft brewers fight protectionist restrictions

Chuck and Death of the Fox are fighting back against the agency's unlawful rulemaking shortcut to stop the government from kneecapping some businesses to benefit others, to restore New Jersey microbrewers' right to make and sell beer to patrons on their property, and to ensure accountability and transparency in government. ...

Pregnant woman meeting with a doctor
Katie Chubb and Augusta Birth Center v. Boyd

Georgia birth center director fights crony protectionism to help expectant mothers

The ability to choose where and how to give birth is extremely important for Katie Chubb. She and her husband drove 2.5 hours during her own labor to get to the nearest birth center. Such centers are generally small businesses or nonprofits run by certified nurse midwives and supervising physicians. Katie is originally from the United Kingdom, wher ...

Michigan Association of Public School Academies, et al. v. U.S. Dept. of Education, et al.

Defending educational opportunity from Biden’s war on charter schools

For many children, charter schools can provide an escape route, or at least a high-quality alternative, when traditional public schools fail them. Research consistently shows that urban charter schools outperform traditional public schools. ...

Ami Hill's Art Bus
Ami Hill and Muse Originals LLC v. Town of Kill Devil Hills et al.

Outer Banks ordinance throws livelihood and rights under the bus

Ami wants to preserve the right to the fruits of one's labor by stopping the town of Kill Devil Hills from forcing these businesses to convert into charitable fundraising organizations. ...

Mark Shirley and Ole Time Smokehouse v. Town of Farmville, et al.

Food truck entrepreneur defends livelihood from North Carolina town’s unlawful interference

Mark Shirley was making a good living as the general manager of an auto dealership in Eastern North Carolina, but even his comfortable salary couldn't feed his lifelong passion for cooking. So, in September 2019, after a year of exhaustive research into the restaurant industry, Mark left his profitable job to launch a food truck business called Ole ...

The Clementine Co. v. Adams

New York City’s unequal COVID restrictions silence theaters

New York City actress and theater manager Catherine Russell began her starring role in Perfect Crime in 1987. Over that time, she missed only four days—to attend family weddings—a record-setting run of more than 12,000 performances that lasted until March 2020 when the pandemic was declared. At that point, Catherine implemented extensive COVID ...

Celeste Mohr, D.D.S., et al. v. Texas State Board of Dental Examiners et al.

Defending the right to practice teledentistry from state-sponsored protectionism

Dr. Celeste Mohr began practicing teledentistry as a way to pursue a livelihood while also staying at home to care for her two autistic children. She offers her remote dental consultations via TheTeleDentists, a startup teledentistry platform that offers direct-to-consumer services. As with other types of telemedicine, teledentistry uses video, pho ...