American Indian artist seeks to truthfully market her art

Peggy Fontenot v. Eric Schmitt, Attorney General of Missouri

Peggy is a member of the Virginia-recognized Patawomeck Indian tribe through her mother's line and is certified as an artisan by the federally recognized Citizen Potawatomi Nation through her father's line. In addition to her numerous awards, she has shown and sold her art in museums and galleries throughout the United States, including the Smithso ...

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September 12, 2019

EPA repeals 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

Today the Environmental Protection Agency announced the repeal of its 2015 Waters of the United States rule. The rule unconstitutionally expanded EPA's enforcement powers under the Clean Water Act by including lands that are remote from any navigable river or lake, and that only drain any water after rainfalls, or hold water briefly before it ...

August 20, 2019

Award-winning artist files suit over Missouri’s American Indian art law

Kansas City, Missouri; August 20, 2019: A federal lawsuit filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri challenges a Missouri law that prevents an American Indian artist from talking truthfully about her art and, in turn, threatens her livelihood. Peggy Fontenot is an award-winning American Indian photographer and arti ...

August 12, 2019

Interior announces improvements to the Endangered Species Act

Changes come in response to petitions brought by Pacific Legal Foundation Washington, D.C.; August 12, 2019: Today the Department of the Interior announced changes that will improve the way the Endangered Species Act is applied — changes that will benefit property owners and species. Interior's new rules terminate an illegal and counterproductive ...

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September 17, 2019

The Hill: Arizona’s property tax law abuse must end

Jim Boerner, a disabled veteran in Mesa, Ariz., recently landed in the headlines after losing his home over $236 in unpaid property taxes. Boerner had tried to pay off his property tax debt to the county but was given wrong information and therefore failed to save his home from the auction block. An investor bought ...

September 16, 2019

Why do we still celebrate Constitution Day?

We live in seemingly divisive times. Politicians are at each other's throats. Talking heads on the network news explain to us all the reasons we should hate and mistrust each other. Confidence in public institutions is at an all-time low. There seems to be nothing but bad news. Then we notice an oft-neglected holiday on ...

September 10, 2019

The Hill: California workers have constitutional rights — even if unions think they don’t matter

Years ago, when Mike Jackson and Tory Smith started working in the Parking Department at the University of California, San Diego, they assumed they were required to join the public employees' union. Not that it made much difference whether they joined or not. At the time, 22 states, including California, required workers who didn't join ...


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