Weekly litigation report — October 21, 2017

October 21, 2017 | By JAMES BURLING

Squash the wrong bug, go to jail The price of selling your home in Santa Barbara? An illegal warrantless search. Free speech wins one in California legislature! Brief filed in Oklahoma First Amendment right to say who you are case Oral argument in Florida takings case Allies file amicus briefs in support of our bird … ...


Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Competitive Law

October 18, 2017 | By JEFF MCCOY

On Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court issued its opinion in Women’s Surgical Center v. Berry, a case that challenged Georgia’s anti-competitive Certificate of Need (“CON”) laws. Certificate of Need laws, which PLF has successfully challenged in six other states, force entrepreneurs to prove that there is a “need” ...


George Will proclaims PLF victory “this year’s most encouraging development in governance”

January 01, 2015 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

 Julie Bruner, daughter of PLF client Raleigh Bruner, holds the injunction that allowed her father’s business to stay open George Will’s New Year’s Day column focuses on PLF’s victory on behalf of Kentucky entrepreneur Raleigh Bruner and his moving company, Wildcat Moving. As Liberty Blog readers will recall, Bruner’s ...


Taxi drivers protest Uber, progress

June 16, 2014 | By JONATHAN WOOD

In the last month, taxi drivers around the world have shut down city streets to protest against competition from Uber.* Traffic in major European cities ground to a halt last week. This followed in the wake of a similar demonstration in Boston last month. The taxi drivers’ objections are as predictable as they are unfounded: … ...


Do constitutional protections end where “professional concerns” begin?

April 28, 2014 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

The Constitution forbids states from interfering with certain individual rights. For instance, states aren’t allowed to censor speech or deprive people of the right to travel from one state to another. But does that protection end as soon as a person exercises a right for commercial or professional reasons? That’s the question at issue ...


Ending the “Competitor’s Veto” in Kentucky

March 21, 2014 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Last month, we won a crucial victory for economic freedom when a federal court struck down Kentucky’s licensing law for moving companies. That law said that if you wanted to run a moving business, you first had to get a license—but when you applied for a license, you had to first notify the state’s existing … ...


PLF winning for the "little guy"

February 03, 2014 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Back in November, John Stossel did a special entitled “War on The Little Guy” that featured our client, Raleigh Bruner, and his challenge to Kentucky’s licensing law for moving companies–the case we won just today. You can learn more about Raleigh’s story in Stossel’s special, which is now available on YouTube. F ...


Give entrepreneurs their day in court

December 09, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

PLF’s Economic Liberty Project is in the business of defending the constitutional right to earn a living at the trade of their choice. Sadly, not only is that right often disregarded by courts today, but it’s frequently difficult for business owners even to get the opportunity to make their legal arguments. The latest such example R ...


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 … ...