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Anastasia P. Boden


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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Joshua P. Thompson

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Joshua Thompson joined Pacific Legal Foundation in August 2007. He primarily litigates cases involving equality under the law, economic liberty, school choice, and coastal land rights. Joshua was raised in … ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation update — September 17, 2016

  • First Amendment challenge to ban on automobile “For Sale” signs
  • EEOC gets a haircut
  • Petition for rehearing denied in Florida takings case
  • Amicus brief filed in support of right to earn a living

First Amendment challenge to ban on automobile “For Sale” signs

We filed this complaint in Cefali v San Juan Capistrano, challenging that town’s ban on automobile “For Sale” signs When law student Michael Cefali tried to sell his Volkswagen by parking it front of his home with a “For Sale” sign, he didn’t receive an offer; instead he received a $50 ticket Michael had the good fortune, however, of being a student in PLF’s Read more


By Anastasia P. Boden

Courts should care about your right to earn a living

Though the rights to free speech and bear arms get all the press, the right to earn a living might be the most fundamental right of all  The Fourteenth Amendment protects that right—allowing all of us the opportunity to provide for our families by pursuing a lawful vocation  There was no better advocate for that right than Frederick Douglass, who passionately described the realization of economic liberty:

“To understand the emotion which swelled in my heart as I clasped this money, realizing that I had no master who could take it from me—that it was mine—that my hands were my own, and could earn more of the precious

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