Media Type: Op-Ed

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The death knell for integrated bars?

Originally published by the Daily Journal, December 4, 2018. Could last summer’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME (2018 DJDAR 6308), forbidding states from allowing unions to garnish wages of nonmember employees without … ›

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Michigan’s Supreme Court is taking on predatory property taxes

Originally published by The Daily Caller, December 5, 2018. In 2013, Uri Rafaeli learned that he underpaid the 2011 property tax bill on his modest home in a Detroit suburb. … ›

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The Advocate’s take on gopher frog case misses mark

Originally published by The Advocate, December 3, 2018. The Advocate’s Nov. 28 analysis of the recent unanimous Supreme Court decision in the St. Tammany Parrish private property rights dispute comes … ›

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It’s last call for Virginia’s unconstitutional happy-hour advertising laws

Originally published by The Washington Post, November 30, 2018 It’s been almost a year since Geoff Tracy and his restaurant, Chef Geoff’s, filed a First Amendment lawsuit asking a federal … ›

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Solving the wildfire crisis requires free-market solutions

Originally published by The Hill, November 26, 2018. The devastating fires burning in California are a vivid reminder of the urgent need to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. In … ›

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How Unnecessary Laws Pit Falconry Against Free Speech

Originally published by The Daily Signal on November 26, 2018. When flocks of birds fly too close to airports, hotels, or landfills, property managers call someone like professional falconer Scott … ›

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Fight to keep boys off Minnesota dance teams is a losing battle

Originally published by Star Tribune, November 21, 2018 Minnesota is historically known as a progressive state. But if you’re the parent of a high school dancer, you can be excused … ›

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Alaska case could be landmark in water rights disputes

Originally published by The Hill on November 5, 2018. The fate of a moose hunter flying a hovercraft on an Alaska river will either protect or limit water uses across … ›

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The United States is not a democracy—and it wasn’t meant to be one

Originally published by The Hill October 29, 2018. In Americans’ popular imagination, Abraham Lincoln stands not only as a historic national leader, but also as the great exponent of the … ›

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