President's weekly report — July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015 | By ROB RIVETT

Free speech in Texas We filed this amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to take up Hines v. Alldredge (Texas Board of Veterinary Examiners).  Texas law forbids vets from offering advice without first physically examining the animal. And even though this rule forbids Dr. Hines from communicating information to people, the Fifth Circuit Court of A ...


When can government deprive professionals of their right to speak?

July 29, 2015 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Dr. Ronald Hines is a Texas veterinarian who helps people over the telephone. For years, he’s offered his advice to pet owners for a low, flat rate—a convenient alternative for people who might otherwise not be able to visit a vet’s office. But it turns out that’s illegal: Texas law forbids vets from offering advice … ...