Why is Texas Afraid of Free and Fair Competition?

The Constitution forbids states from passing laws in order to entrench local businesses and exclude free and fair competition.  But Texas has worked for decades to protect its local liquor … ›

Weekly litigation report — November 2, 2018

Knick to be reargued The court has ordered Knick v. Scott Township for reargument. In this order the Court has asked Ms. Knick to file a supplemental briefs by the end … ›

Courts must look behind California’s pretenses when the state channels money to union advocacy

In the aftermath of Janus v. AFSCME, states have come up with some pretty clever ways to funnel money to unions and union-supported speech.  Today, PLF asked the Ninth Circuit … ›

The struggle for liberty and justice must be renewed for each generation

The struggle for liberty is old, yet it must be continually renewed—because the struggle is never-ending. As the world moves slowly, fitfully, and yet inexorably toward a state of increased … ›

Weekly litigation report — June 16, 2018

Victory for the First Amendment! Challenging Florida’s Tone Deaf Hearing Aid Bureaucrats Supreme Court Splits on Salmon Santa Barbara Association of Realtors v. City of Santa Barbara Victory for the … ›

Why does Florida require people to use outdated hearing aid technology?

Technology has made leaps and bounds since the original hearing aid—aka the ear trumpet—came onto the market.  Nowadays, state-of-the-art hearing aids are sophisticated enough to allow users to fit and … ›

Weekly litigation report — May 26, 2018

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies Holding state administrative agencies accountable to the law Does “land owned or controlled by the Federal Government” include the ocean? PLF … ›

Braiding hair is not a crime

Earlier this year, I noted that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals endorsed extreme deference to the government when it rejected a challenge by hair braiders in Missouri to the … ›

Supreme Court places big bet on federalism

This morning, the Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision in Murphy v. NCAA, New Jersey’s constitutional challenge to a federal law that forbids the state from amending its own sports … ›

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Why is Texas Afraid of Free and Fair Competition?

The Constitution forbids states from passing laws in order to entrench local businesses and exclude free and fair competition.  But Texas has worked for decades to protect its local liquor … ›

Weekly litigation report — November 2, 2018

Knick to be reargued The court has ordered Knick v. Scott Township for reargument. In this order the Court has asked Ms. Knick to file a supplemental briefs by the end … ›

Courts must look behind California’s pretenses when the state channels money to union advocacy

In the aftermath of Janus v. AFSCME, states have come up with some pretty clever ways to funnel money to unions and union-supported speech.  Today, PLF asked the Ninth Circuit … ›

The struggle for liberty and justice must be renewed for each generation

The struggle for liberty is old, yet it must be continually renewed—because the struggle is never-ending. As the world moves slowly, fitfully, and yet inexorably toward a state of increased … ›

Weekly litigation report — June 16, 2018

Victory for the First Amendment! Challenging Florida’s Tone Deaf Hearing Aid Bureaucrats Supreme Court Splits on Salmon Santa Barbara Association of Realtors v. City of Santa Barbara Victory for the … ›

Why does Florida require people to use outdated hearing aid technology?

Technology has made leaps and bounds since the original hearing aid—aka the ear trumpet—came onto the market.  Nowadays, state-of-the-art hearing aids are sophisticated enough to allow users to fit and … ›

Weekly litigation report — May 26, 2018

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies Holding state administrative agencies accountable to the law Does “land owned or controlled by the Federal Government” include the ocean? PLF … ›

Braiding hair is not a crime

Earlier this year, I noted that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals endorsed extreme deference to the government when it rejected a challenge by hair braiders in Missouri to the … ›

Supreme Court places big bet on federalism

This morning, the Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision in Murphy v. NCAA, New Jersey’s constitutional challenge to a federal law that forbids the state from amending its own sports … ›

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Why is Texas Afraid of Free and Fair Competition?

The Constitution forbids states from passing laws in order to entrench local businesses and exclude free and fair competition.  But Texas has worked for decades to protect its local liquor … ›

Weekly litigation report — November 2, 2018

Knick to be reargued The court has ordered Knick v. Scott Township for reargument. In this order the Court has asked Ms. Knick to file a supplemental briefs by the end … ›

Courts must look behind California’s pretenses when the state channels money to union advocacy

In the aftermath of Janus v. AFSCME, states have come up with some pretty clever ways to funnel money to unions and union-supported speech.  Today, PLF asked the Ninth Circuit … ›

The struggle for liberty and justice must be renewed for each generation

The struggle for liberty is old, yet it must be continually renewed—because the struggle is never-ending. As the world moves slowly, fitfully, and yet inexorably toward a state of increased … ›

Weekly litigation report — June 16, 2018

Victory for the First Amendment! Challenging Florida’s Tone Deaf Hearing Aid Bureaucrats Supreme Court Splits on Salmon Santa Barbara Association of Realtors v. City of Santa Barbara Victory for the … ›

Why does Florida require people to use outdated hearing aid technology?

Technology has made leaps and bounds since the original hearing aid—aka the ear trumpet—came onto the market.  Nowadays, state-of-the-art hearing aids are sophisticated enough to allow users to fit and … ›

Weekly litigation report — May 26, 2018

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies Holding state administrative agencies accountable to the law Does “land owned or controlled by the Federal Government” include the ocean? PLF … ›

Braiding hair is not a crime

Earlier this year, I noted that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals endorsed extreme deference to the government when it rejected a challenge by hair braiders in Missouri to the … ›

Supreme Court places big bet on federalism

This morning, the Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision in Murphy v. NCAA, New Jersey’s constitutional challenge to a federal law that forbids the state from amending its own sports … ›

Why is Texas Afraid of Free and Fair Competition?

The Constitution forbids states from passing laws in order to entrench local businesses and exclude free and fair competition.  But Texas has worked for decades to protect its local liquor … ›

Weekly litigation report — November 2, 2018

Knick to be reargued The court has ordered Knick v. Scott Township for reargument. In this order the Court has asked Ms. Knick to file a supplemental briefs by the end … ›

Courts must look behind California’s pretenses when the state channels money to union advocacy

In the aftermath of Janus v. AFSCME, states have come up with some pretty clever ways to funnel money to unions and union-supported speech.  Today, PLF asked the Ninth Circuit … ›

The struggle for liberty and justice must be renewed for each generation

The struggle for liberty is old, yet it must be continually renewed—because the struggle is never-ending. As the world moves slowly, fitfully, and yet inexorably toward a state of increased … ›

Weekly litigation report — June 16, 2018

Victory for the First Amendment! Challenging Florida’s Tone Deaf Hearing Aid Bureaucrats Supreme Court Splits on Salmon Santa Barbara Association of Realtors v. City of Santa Barbara Victory for the … ›

Why does Florida require people to use outdated hearing aid technology?

Technology has made leaps and bounds since the original hearing aid—aka the ear trumpet—came onto the market.  Nowadays, state-of-the-art hearing aids are sophisticated enough to allow users to fit and … ›

Weekly litigation report — May 26, 2018

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies Holding state administrative agencies accountable to the law Does “land owned or controlled by the Federal Government” include the ocean? PLF … ›

Braiding hair is not a crime

Earlier this year, I noted that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals endorsed extreme deference to the government when it rejected a challenge by hair braiders in Missouri to the … ›

Supreme Court places big bet on federalism

This morning, the Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision in Murphy v. NCAA, New Jersey’s constitutional challenge to a federal law that forbids the state from amending its own sports … ›