PLF’s Timothy Sandefur to testify to U.S. Senate about economic liberty and the rights of minorities

September 30, 2015 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights, and Federal Courts is holding a hearing Tuesday called “Opportunity Denied: How Overregulation Harms Minorities.” I’ll be testifying about how occupational licensing laws and Competitor’s Veto laws exclude would-be entrepreneurs ...


Do federal civil rights laws guarantee equal outcomes? Join me for a discussion after the Supreme Court oral argument on January 21.

January 20, 2015 | By TODD GAZIANO

Liberty Blog has several great posts, including here, here, and here, discussing the significant equal protection issues in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project. The Pacific Legal Foundation’s excellent amicus brief by my Sacramento colleagues can be found here. The short answer is that the ci ...


PLF's Economic Liberty Project testimony before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission

February 14, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Last week, I testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about government barriers to entrepreneurship and the consequences for civil rights. I told the Commission that economic freedom is the great neglected civil right in this country, and that arbitrary restrictions on entrepreneurship, particularly occupational licensing laws and Certi ...


PLF’s Timothy Sandefur testifies to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on entrepreneurship and civil rights

February 07, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

I’ll be testifying tomorrow at a briefing for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about how barriers to economic liberty limit opportunity and perpetuate the underclass in America. As I’ve argued in several articles and in The Right to Earn A Living, government restrictions on economic freedom have terrible consequences for racial minor ...


Attorney General Holder : Preferences now, preferences tomorrow, preferences forever!


In 1963, nearly a decade after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education declared racial segregation of school children to be unconstitutional, the newly elected governor of Alabama, George Wallace, gave a speech in favor of state sponsored discrimination. To this day, that speech is a symbol of the close minded, fearful,  ...