[Past Event] – Sword&Scales Live! 50 Years Bold

Date: July 26, 2023
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT / 1:00-2:00 p.m. PDT

A couple weeks before President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program was expected to go into effect, a group of Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys met. The forgiveness program was clearly unconstitutional. But no one had filed a lawsuit yet, because no one had legal standing.

Then one PLF attorney had a risky idea.

The inside story of PLF’s student loan lawsuit is one of many stories told in the Summer 2023 issue of PLF’s quarterly magazine, Sword&Scales: “50 Years Bold.”

At our virtual discussion on July 26, you’ll have a chance to talk to some of the attorneys in those magazine stories—stories that showcase the bold spirit it takes to sue the government. You’ll hear from one of the attorneys behind the student loan lawsuit, the attorney who successfully challenged home equity theft at the Supreme Court, and others who’ve worked with clients who took impossible risks over PLF’s 50 years to fight for individual rights.

You’ll learn that even if tough lawsuits lose in court, they’re worth it when they advance liberty. In another story shared in Sword&Scales, a mother explains that she doesn’t regret challenging a race-based education policy, even though she lost—because her case inspired other parents and, more importantly, because her son saw his mom stand up for what’s right.

Register today to join us.