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March 18, 2017

Litigation update — March 18, 2017

Murr Monday coming up Tax-lien foreclosure-for-profit scheme rehearing denied Union trespass challenge continues Get your super-easy injunctions today in the Ninth Circuit! Is crony capitalism a public use? Loss for rights in mining claims Ninth Circuit declines to vacate Levin decision Murr Monday coming up We are busily preparing for oral argumen ...

May 15, 2015

President's weekly report — May 15, 2015

Competitor’s veto law — One down, one on its way down The notion that existing players in a transportation business (taxis, movers and limo companies) should be able to veto new entrants into a market in order to reduce competition is absurd and opposite the economic liberty that is a hallmark of America.  Thus we have ...

December 20, 2013

President's report — December 20, 2013

Obamacare — Origination Clause Challenge We filed this reply brief in Sissel v. Sibelius, our challenge to Obamacare based on the failure of the revenue-raising measure to originate in the House of Representatives, as required by the Constitution’s Origination Clause.  The case will move to oral argument sometime in 2014. Property R ...

September 27, 2013

President's weekly report — September 27, 2013

Education Reform — Charter Schools The Georgia Supreme Court issued an excellent decision in Atlanta Independent School System v. Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Inc.  As explained in more detail in our blog post, public school districts in Georgia are required to allocate money to charter schools according to a statutory formula.  Bu ...

September 24, 2013

Adverse mining claim decision from the Ninth Circuit

We received this adverse opinion today from the Ninth Circuit in McMaster v. United States.  Ken and Debbie McMaster had worked a small gold mining claim in the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area for many summers, supplying nugget gold for their Gold Rush Jewelry shop in Graeagle, California (right).  After their claim was swallowed up by the Wildern ...

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