Zip Kombucha, et al. v. Joan Wilson, et al.

Alaska breweries battle unfair restrictions to restore economic liberty

After a decade of wrangling to bring the state's alcohol laws up to date, not much has changed. Breweries and wineries are now "generously" allowed to host up to four events per year, but only if the proprietor pays a $100 fee per event and obtains a permit. (Games like darts and pool remain strictly prohibited.) These businesses can now stay open ...

American Alliance for Equal Rights v. Kay Ivey

Race quotas for government boards deny equality and opportunity

State law requires Alabama's governor not only to appoint all AREAB members, but also to consider race when making appointments and deny opportunities for some qualified citizens to competently serve the public based on no reason other than their race. Represented by Pacific Legal Foundation at no charge, the American Alliance for Equal Rights is f ...

Heaton et al. v. Biden et al.

Ranching family fights President Biden’s Antiquities Act abuse

Chris Heaton is a sixth-generation landowner and rancher who embodies the rugged individualism, adventurism, and tireless work ethic of the American West. Chris's land, family legacy, and rights have landed in the crosshairs of President Biden's new national monument designation. Represented by PLF at no charge, Chris is fighting back with a federa ...

KC Transport, Inc. v. Secretary of Labor

Fighting bureaucrats’ nonsensical claim that trucks can be mines

KC Transport is a family-owned, independent trucking company serving a wide array of customers from its five locations in southern West Virginia and Virginia. Its truck fleets provide a variety of hauling services, including coal, earth, and gravel. Trouble began for KC Transport in 2019, when a federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) ...

Lynn v. Goff

Oregon teacher fights for equal treatment under the law

Tyler has always stood up for fairness and equality, and now he's taking a stand for the right to be treated equally in Oregon's reimbursement program. Represented by Pacific Legal Foundation at no charge, Tyler is fighting back with a federal lawsuit, continuing an essential lesson for his students that the government must treat individuals based ...

Lance Nistler v. Walz, et al.

Minnesota’s race-based grant program denies equal treatment to farmers

The Minnesota's Down Payment Assistance Grant Program's disfavoring of white male farmers violates the Constitution's equal protection guarantee. In fact, the Supreme Court has repeatedly said government cannot discriminate by race or sex except in very narrow cases of past discrimination—a justification not even invoked during testimony by Minne ...

Chu, et al. v. Rosa

New York parents fight for equal treatment and educational opportunity in STEP program

If the government wants to fund educational opportunities for children in need, it can do so. What it can't do is use economic need as a way to treat applicants differently based on their race. ...

Warren v. U.S. Department of Labor

Freelancers defend economic liberty from vague DOL rule

Represented free of charge by Pacific Legal Foundation, Fight For Freelancers, Kim, Jen, and Karon are asking a federal court to restore their right to earn an honest living without interference by the DOL's illegally vague independent contractor rule. ...

Matthew Schafer, et al. v. Kent County, MI

Holding Michigan counties accountable to stop home equity theft

A court decision's date doesn't dictate the beginning or end of property rights. The Michigan Supreme Court in Rafaeli and the U.S. Supreme Court in Tyler v. Hennepin County both recognized that property interests at stake in government tax foreclosures are deeply rooted and pre-exist state law. Property cannot be taken without just compensation, n ...