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Tag: Patel v. Texas Dept. Licensing

June 26, 2015

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

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 ...

July 30, 2013

Economic liberty hanging by a thread

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 ...