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Freelance journalists sue over California’s new contracting law

American Society of Journalists and Authors v. Becerra

In an effort to regulate the employment status of independent contractors, California passed a law forcing companies in the state to reclassify most freelancers as employees. Under AB 5, freelance journalists and photographers must cap their submissions at 35 per year, per publisher. Anything greater, and they become employees, losing their profess ...

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February 17, 2020

New report: Arizona citizens are losing 99% of their home equity in unconstitutional foreclosure scheme; pending legislation aims to end the practice

Phoenix; February 17, 2020: Home equity is property. Taking it is home equity theft. Yet in Arizona, the property tax foreclosure process results in a complete loss of home equity, beyond what is owed for property taxes, interest, and fees. A new report released today details how tax foreclosures in Arizona's most populous county have left proper ...

January 29, 2020

Victory for Hartford families fighting schools’ racial discrimination

Hartford, Connecticut; January 29, 2020: In direct response to a federal constitutional lawsuit, this month the State of Connecticut announced an end to the race-based quota at Hartford's world-class magnet schools. The quota unfairly — and illegally — denied black and Hispanic children access to these schools and was the target of a lawsuit f ...

January 29, 2020

Soccer fan scores free-speech victory; DMV says previously rejected license plate is now OK

Los Angeles; January 28, 2020: Today, Jonathan Kotler's battle with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) came to a close after the DMV agreed to settle his lawsuit challenging its arbitrary censorship of personal speech. The DMV will issue his personalized license plate, which the agency now says is not offensive after all. Mr. ...

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February 24, 2020

The Hill: It’s time for the Supreme Court to treat all speech equally

In a free society, speech at times can be annoying, obnoxious, unsettling or offensive. Panhandlers and political protesters can approach you on the street. Controversial ideas can be expressed on tee shirts, bumper stickers or license plates. And governments cannot block speech merely because it is irritating or bothersome — unless you are talki ...

February 20, 2020

National Review: Ending the Administrative State Is an Uphill and Necessary Battle for a Free Nation

James Madison defined tyranny as the "accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands." Yet, according to many prominent progressives, this venerable principle that inspired our constitutional structure is an existential threat to the modern architecture of the federal government. Take, for instance, a New Repub ...

February 19, 2020

The Hill: Ending racial quotas in Hartford’s magnet schools is a big step for equality

After years of failing to "win" a spot in Hartford, Conn.'s magnet-school lottery system, black and Hispanic families such as LaShawn Robinson's discovered the admissions process was rigged against them. The so-called "interdistrict" magnet schools in and around Hartford were required by state law to enforce racial quotas, and magnet schools that f ...

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