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November 16, 2017

PLF’s First Amendment battle heads to the U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court announced that it will hear a First Amendment challenge to Minnesota's sweeping, speech-stifling restrictions on what can be worn while voting. In this week's episode of PLF's Courting Liberty podcast, hear from case attorney Wen Fa and client Andy Cilek as they break down the importance and gravity of their fight for free speech. ...

November 06, 2017

Seattle decides to continue to violate the First Amendment

In this week's episode of PLF's Courting Liberty podcast, hear from case attorney Ethan Blevins about this decision and how First Amendment rights include both the right to speak and the right not to speak. ...

October 10, 2017

Fighting for inclusion and fairness in Minnesota

Hear directly from PLF client Kaiden Johnson and his mother, Miranda Lynch, as they explain their willingness to fight for the right that school athletics can't turn kids away based on their sex. ...

August 27, 2015

Revisiting my podcast with Cato's Andrew Coulson

For Back to School Choice Week 2015, I am reposting my podcast with Andrew Coulson, Director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute. It is the best podcast I have been a part of, and it is especially apt for Back to School Choice Week. Andrew and I discuss a variety of school ...

July 15, 2015

Courting Liberty Podcast on WOTUS Lawsuit

PLF is suing over the feds' sweeping new definition of "waters of the United States," which is so broad that it could impose The Clean Water Act on virtually any water – and land – anywhere. Click here to listen to host Richard G. Fields discuss the upcoming suit with PLF Principal Attorney M. Reed ...

May 22, 2015

Explore the Competitor's Veto

This week, PLF launched a webpage dedicated to our nationwide campaign against Competitor’s Veto laws.  We also released a bunch of fun materials to familiarize people with those unfair and unconstitutional statutes—and to show exactly what PLF is doing to fight them.  This video explains where the Competitor’s Veto came from i ...

January 28, 2015

NSCW 2015 — PLF podcast with Andrew Coulson from the Cato Institute

PLF’s podcast this week is with Andrew Coulson, Director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute. Coulson is a leading voice for school choice across the country. In the podcast, Coulson and I discuss a wide range of school choice issues from the problem with teachers’ unions to the differences between vouchers an ...

October 13, 2014

Uber, Lyft, VRBO, and the value of economic liberty

I was recently interviewed on the Power and Market Report about Uber, Lyft, VRBO and other innovations which are providing consumers with excellent new services.  Naturally the old regime is not pleased, and has taken to lobbying state legislatures to step in and ban the competition.  I discuss PLF’s efforts to fight anti-competitive laws w ...

September 04, 2014

Atlantic Center files lawsuit on behalf of Flash Beach Grille

Last week, my Pacific Legal Foundation Atlantic Center colleague, Christina Martin, blogged about the PLF Atlantic Center’s new lawsuit against Martin County, Florida.  Pacific Legal has asked the state circuit court to declare that Martin County’s government is illegally prohibiting its clients, Robert and Anita Breinig, from using ...

August 20, 2014

The Back to School Choice Week podcast

This week’s PLF podcast is celebrating Back to School Choice Week.  I discuss a number of cases that PLF is working on to ensure that parents and children have a meaningful choice in their education.  I am also joined by Ashley Indrieri, PLF’s Outreach Coordinator and Grant Writer, who gives a mother’s perspective on school ...