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April 22, 2013

PLF's Timothy Sandefur speaks at San Jose State University tomorrow

I’ll be speaking tomorrow at 5:15pm at San Jose State University as part of the David Saurman Provocative Lecture Series. My talk will focus on the right to earn a living–and some of the startling details we learned during our lawsuit against Missouri’s Certificate of Need law. The public is welcome, and you can learn ...

March 14, 2013

What abolishing Missouri's mover licensing cartel has meant

The Missouri Department of Transportation issued its annual report in January, which among other things talks about how long it takes to get a license to operate a moving company. You can compare it to last year's report. Now, remember that we sued the state to challenge the constitutionality of its mover licensing law, and ...

July 10, 2012

Victory for economic liberty in Missouri!

This afternoon, at the instigation of PLF's lawsuit, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation repealing that state's oppressive licensing law for moving companies. Under the old law, a person applying for permission to operate a moving company was required to submit to a licensing scheme under which existing moving companies were given the pr ...

May 18, 2012

Missouri legislature passes bill to repeal the state’s mover monopoly

This afternoon, in the final hours of the legislative session, Missouri lawmakers passed two bills, SB 470 and HB 1402, both of which repeal the state's anti-competitive laws regulating moving companies. This came in direct response to PLF's lawsuit challenging these laws on behalf of St. Louis businessman Michael Munie. The bills would eliminate t ...

February 06, 2012

No working–by order of the Licensing Board

Even while PLF challenges the constitutionality of Missouri’s anti-competitive licensing law for movers, the state is considering adopting still more restrictions on the right to earn a living. ...

January 17, 2012

Rescuing the right to earn a living in Missouri

Today we filed this motion in the case of St. Louis entrepreneur Michael Munie, asking the court to strike down a Missouri state law that essentially forbids anyone from going into the moving business without first getting permission from the existing moving companies. To be more precise, it's illegal to run a moving company without getting ...

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