Hierholzer v. Guzman

Racial set-asides deny veteran’s equal treatment and opportunity in federal contracting

The roots of Marty Hierholzer's patriotism are deep. His father served for 26 years in the U.S. Navy—he was at Pearl Harbor during the World War II attack. Marty joined the Navy right out of high school and became a Navy deep-sea diver. He retired in 2002 after 22 years of service, with honors, the ...

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 ...

DiPietro v. Town of Bolton, Massachusetts

Struggling alpaca farmer fights government-sanctioned home equity theft

Alan DiPietro has been raising alpacas and selling their fleece since 2008 in Bolton, Massachusetts, a small, pleasant town in the state's Nashoba Valley Region.  By 2014, Alan's alpacas needed more land, so he bought 34 acres that spanned Bolton and the adjacent Town of Stow. The property was undeveloped, so the 50-year-old former engineer ...

Stephen Haile v. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Arkansas’ race quotas for licensing boards deny equality and destroy opportunity

Stephen Haile is a devoted foster parent, who, with his wife, has fostered more than 300 children in Conway, Arkansas. As a foster parent, he has worked with numerous social workers and even helped a struggling single parent regain custody of her children. Over that time, Stephen has grown increasingly aware of the importance of ...

Cusano v. Cook County et al.

Illinois small business owner fights for equal treatment under the law

The COVID-19 pandemic was a brutal blow to small business owners. Entrepreneurs lost revenue not only because of the virus but also because of the government's confusing and constantly changing plans to mitigate its spread. Cook County, Illinois—which encompasses Chicago and represents over 40 percent of all Illinois residents—offered entrepren ...

Raymond Lofstad and Gus Lovgren v. Raimondo

Illegally formed federal agency threatens livelihoods of Atlantic fishermen

Raymond Lofstad and Gus Lovgren are both fourth-generation commercial fishermen running small-scale operations in the Mid-Atlantic. They're asking a federal court to restore their right to earn an honest living without interference by an illegally formed agency and its equally unlawful regulation. ...

The Space Needle stands over the Seattle skyline as Mt. Rainier is seen in the background on March 13, 2022 in Seattle, Washington.
Joshua Diemert v. City of Seattle

Seattle’s “racial equity” policies create hostile workplace for City employees

Joshua is suing the City of Seattle in federal court. A win will vindicate Joshua's right to workplace equality and protect everyone's right to be judged by the content of their individual character and work product, rather than being labeled and classified through the lens of discriminatory workplace equity initiatives. ...

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 ...

Department of Education building, Washington D.C.
Garrison v. U.S. Department of Education

Fighting lawless student loan cancellations to restore separation of powers

Pacific Legal Foundation filed the nation's first lawsuit challenging the Education Department's unacceptable abuse of executive authority to restore the rule of law and to enforce the Constitution's separation of powers. ...