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Fontenot v. Hunter, Attorney General of Oklahoma Documents 11-22-16

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Anastasia P. Boden

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Anastasia Boden is an attorney in PLF’s Economic Liberty Project, where she challenges anti-competitive licensing laws and laws that restrict freedom of speech. Anastasia’s practice largely consists of representing entrepreneurs … ›

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Caleb R. Trotter

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Caleb Trotter joined Pacific Legal Foundation in September 2015. He primarily litigates cases involving economic liberty, the First Amendment, school choice, and the administrative state. After growing up in Oklahoma, … ›

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Meriem L. Hubbard

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Meriem Hubbard has been an attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation since January 2000.  She litigates cases involving property rights, public finance issues, and preferences in government hiring, contracting, and education. … ›

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By Caleb R. Trotter

New ReasonTV video showcasing our American Indian art case

ReasonTV released a new video that showcases our client Peggy Fontenot and her case against the Attorney General of Oklahoma. If you’ll recall, last year, Oklahoma enacted a new law that limits who may market art as American Indian-made.

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By Caleb R. Trotter

Oklahoma cannot stop American Indian artists from calling their art American Indian-made

For over 30 years, Peggy Fontenot has made, displayed, and sold American Indian art, often traveling the country to participate in American Indian art shows and festivals. Her specialty is … ›

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By Anastasia P. Boden

PLF hosts discussion on occupational licensing reform in California

On April 20th, PLF will host an event on occupational licensing reform in California  Author Dick Carpenter will talk about his book Bottleneckers, followed by a panel discussion featuring state Senator John Moorlach, and me

Bottleneckers describes the phenomenon whereby interest groups harness government power to limit competition  Occupational licensing is one of the most egregious examples; today, nearly 2/3 of Americans need government permission in the form of a license just to do their job  Yet many licensing requirements have no relationship to protecting public safety, and instead exist for the simple purpose of protecting existing businesses from new competition 

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