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Kaiden Johnson—Teen Dancer Kicked Out of Competition for Being a Boy

Kaiden Johnson loves competitive dance, and he is a valued member of the varsity dance team at Superior High School in Superior, Wisconsin But the team primarily competes against high schools across the river in Duluth, Minnesota—and the Minnesota State High School League has a “girls only” policy for dance teams

In response, Pacific Legal Foundation is demanding that the Minnesota State High School League end its “girls only” policy for dance teams, so that Kaiden, and any other boy, can compete in high school dance

PLF’s letter to the league, submitted today, warns that if the discriminatory policy is not rescinded, PLF will challenge it on Kaiden’s behalf to vindicate

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By Collin B. Callahan

Video: PLF & NRI’s 4th Annual Supreme Court Preview

On Friday, Pacific Legal Foundation and National Review Institute were pleased to present the 4th annual Supreme Court preview event to discuss the consequential cases in the 2017-18 Supreme Court … ›

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By Anastasia P. Boden

Speaking of the bane that is occupational licensing…

This week I sat down with FreedomWorks to talk about the egregious violation of economic liberty that is occupational licensing  Nowadays, you need a license to do just about everything under the sun, from dog-watching to helping a friend move  Such a scheme puts entrepreneurs at the mercy of bureaucrats, even though many of these laws bear no relationship to protecting the public and instead exist solely to stifle competition

I talk about the growth of occupational licensing and PLF’s efforts to fight abuses here:

https://wwwfacebookcom/FreedomWorksFoundation/videos/1915342458725392/

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PLF files reply in challenge to Minnesota’s ban on political apparel

Minnesota bans political apparel at polling places across the State. The government interprets “political” broadly: the ban applies to shirts with classic American phrases such as “Liberty” or “Don’t tread on me,” as long as those phrases appear alongside a tea party logo — no matter how small.

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Ninth Circuit schedules hearing in union access case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently announced that it will hear oral argument in the Cedar Point Nursery v. Gould on November 17 in San Francisco. In that case, PLF represents California citrus growers in their constitutional challenge to a law that forces them to give up their property for the benefit of union organizers.

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Pacific Legal Foundation Applauds Administration’s Monument Review

Department of Interior and Secretary Zinke announced the conclusion of an extensive, public review of national monuments August 24, 2017 The agency has not disclosed its recommendations for individual monuments, which will be made public after the President reviews them

But the report leaves no doubt that past Antiquities Act abuse has been a serious problem and that President Trump has the authority to modify existing monument boundaries, including significant reductions in size if necessary or appropriate to comply with the text and purpose of the Act

 

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PLF Scores Important Property Rights Win in Capistrano Shores

An Orange County Trial Court in California handed down a victory to PLF and the Wills family.

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History teacher reacts to case being heard in front of U.S. Supreme Court

Mike Murr talks about what it was like finding out that his family’s property rights case against St. Croix County and the state of Wisconsin would be heard in front … ›

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Victim speaks out on Michigan’s abusive foreclosure law

Henderson Hodgens and other small property owners are turning to the Supreme Court for help after they were victimized by Michigan’s abusive foreclosure law. Hodgens’ childhood home was taken by Van Buren County and sold for a $42,000 profit, which the county pocketed, leaving Hodgen’s with nothing except his father’s old tractor.

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