Victory for economic liberty in Texas! (or, Yay! Facts matter!)

June 26, 2015 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

The Texas Supreme Court today issued its ruling in a case called Patel, which is about what you have to prove when you challenge a restriction on your economic liberty as unconstitutionally excessive. Under federal law, an entrepreneur who is deprived of the right to earn a living by a government regulation—a licensing requirement, for … ...


Economic liberty hanging by a thread

July 30, 2013 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear the case of Patterson v. City of Bellmead. The Pattersons were asking for the chance to prove their allegations that a city kennel-licensing law is unconstitutional. That may seem like a little thing at first, but as I wrote a few weeks ago, the Pattersons’ case … ...