Op-ed on Nevada's second bite at the free market apple

March 22, 2017 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has published my op-ed on AB 240, Nevada’s renewed attempt to get rid of its Competitor’s Veto law. As I write in the article: Nevada also passed a repeal bill last term, but Gov. Sandoval vetoed it on the basis of purported safety concerns. Of course, competitor’s veto laws have nothing … ...


Montana tries to get our Competitor's Veto lawsuit kicked out of court

April 02, 2015 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

Today we asked a Federal court not to throw out our case challenging Montana’s Competitor’s Veto law.  Our client, Tracie Pabst, has owned shuttle companies in Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, and Texas, and has provided service to over 170,000 passengers without a single accident or moving violation.  Now she wants to open a taxi ...


Ringing in the new year with news of court victories for liberty

January 08, 2015 | By MARK MILLER

The new year has brought news of victories for liberty across the fruited plain. Earlier this week, the Weston (Ct.) Forum reported on a five-million dollar jury verdict in favor of a property owner and against the town of Weston for illegally preventing that property owner from developing its property. This property-rights case, like PLF’s ...


Milwaukee opens the road (slightly) for free enterprise

February 07, 2014 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Good news from the Dairy State: the City of Milwaukee has decided to drop its appeal of a lower court decision holding the city’s regulation of taxicab permits unconstitutional. You’ll recall that we filed a friend of the court brief in that lawsuit, which was brought by our allies at the Institute for Justice, arguing … ...


Stossel features PLF client Raleigh Bruner

December 06, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

If you missed John Stossel’s special “War on The Little Guy”–which features PLF’s lawsuit on behalf of Kentucky entrepreneur Raleigh Bruner–it’ll air again Sunday at 10pm and Monday at 1am on Fox News Channel. … ...


Fourth Circuit : don’t bother us with the facts

October 23, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

This morning the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decided the case of Colon Health Centers v. Hazel, a case challenging the constitutionality of Virginia’s “Certificate of Need” or CON law for clinics that want to buy medical equipment to help screen people for cancer. The trial court had thrown that case out before hearing any &# ...


PLF urges court to end Kentucky’s unconstitutional mover cartel

August 15, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Today, PLF attorneys filed a motion in Kentucky Federal District Court asking Judge Danny Reeves to strike down the Bluegrass States’ anti-competition law for moving companies. Representing entrepreneur Raleigh Bruner and his company, Wildcat Moving, we’ve argued that the state’s licensing law for movers violates the Fourteenth Am ...


Court throws out Maurice Underwood’s case—PLF will fight on for the right to earn a living

June 27, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

I’m saddened to report that a federal judge in Reno yesterday dismissed Maurice Underwood’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Nevada’s licensing law for moving companies. That law—the most anti-competitive licensing law in the country—requires any person who wants to run a moving company to first prove that he or sh ...


Kentucky federal judge bars state from enforcing its anti-competition law

June 13, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Danny Reeves issued an order blocking the state from enforcing its Competitor’s Veto law for moving companies, at least until he has the opportunity to decide whether that law is constitutional. That decision came after PLF lawyers filed an emergency motion to block the state from prosecuting our clie ...