Oregon Supreme Court cites broad statute in upholding egregious abuse of licensing power

June 08, 2017 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

We received an adverse ruling in our lawsuit on behalf of David Hansen, which challenged a ruling by the Oregon Board of Architects that David practiced unlicensed architecture when he created marketing drawings.  These drawings were not blueprints or plans; they were meant to help a property development company attract retailers to potential deve ...


PLF argues in Oregon Supreme Court that laws should benefit the public, not cronies

December 06, 2016 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

Though occupational licensing laws are often justified in terms of health or safety, studies show that licensing regimes are more often bare attempts by entrenched business interests to protect their market share.  The result of such crony laws is that entrepreneurs are barred from pursuing an honest living, with no corresponding benefit to the pu ...