Insiders, outsiders, and the American dream

May 23, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

My article, “Insiders, Outsiders, And The American Dream,” has been published in the latest issue of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, & Public Policy. You can read it online here. The article deals with Certificate of Necessity laws—rules that bar a business from starting operations unless it can prove that there’s a & ...


Could you prove that America needs the "cheesehead"?

June 08, 2012 | By JENNIFER THOMPSON

Most Americans are familiar with the “cheesehead”-the garish yellow/orange wedge-shaped foam hat that Packers fans don every football season.  Not only is it a sports icon, but it’s also an emblem of state pride.  The term “cheesehead,” originally used derisively by rival Illinois fans, has been embraced by Wisconsin ...


Fighting for economic liberty in Kentucky

August 21, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Meet R.J. Bruner and his crew. Bruner is one of the many hardworking entrepreneurs who keep our economy thriving—and whose hard work and ingenuity improve the standard of living for all of us. Of course, when he founded Wildcat Moving two years ago, he didn’t do it as an act of charity. He did it … ...


PLF challenges America’s most anti-competitive licensing law

October 04, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Today, we filed a new lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Nevada’s licensing law for moving companies—a law which is probably the most restrictive licensing requirement in the nation. Unlike the several other licensing laws PLF has challenged—and is currently challenging—the Silver State’s law declares explicitly that it ...


Las Vegas Review-Journal : eliminate Nevada's anti-competitive licensing laws

October 10, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has an editorial today about PLF’s challenge to the Silver State’s anti-competitive licensing laws. Excerpt: If the real goal is to protect consumers against fly-by-night operations, the state could encourage such firms to acquire bonding and insurance with mandated coverage limits, or provide a state websit ...


Kentucky’s Attorney General will not defend the state’s anti-competitive licensing law

October 15, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

This morning, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced that he will not try to defend the constitutionality of that state’s licensing law for moving companies, which Pacific Legal Foundation is challenging in a lawsuit filed in August. In that case, we represent entrepreneur Raleigh Bruner, who’s suing to defend his right to earn ...


Court refuses to throw out PLF’s challenge to Kentucky’s mover cartel

February 25, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

This morning, federal Judge Danny Reeves rejected the state of Kentucky’s effort to dismiss our lawsuit challenging that state’s anti-competitive licensing law for moving companies. The Bluegrass state, like many others, uses a “certificate of public convenience and necessity” law to limit how many people may operate moving ...


John Stossel to feature PLF's economic liberty work this Saturday

November 14, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Tune in to Fox News Channel Saturday at 9pm to see John Stossel’s special “War on The Little Guy,” which features PLF’s lawsuit on behalf of Kentucky entrepreneur Raleigh Bruner. He’s the guy who wants to run a moving company…only to discover that if you want to run a moving company in Kentucky, you first … ...


Testimony in Montana : the Competitor's Veto is unconstitutional

January 30, 2015 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

Today I testified to the Montana Legislature’s House Transportation Committee about the unconstitutionality of their Competitor’s Veto law—the same law we challenged in court yesterday.  The Committee is considering amending that law and eliminating the Competitor’s Veto for the taxi industry.  However, those amendments d ...