The government can’t call speech “conduct,” then require a license for it

If the First Amendment means anything, it means the right to speak freely without asking for permission first. Yet in Nebraska, you have to get a government license before advertising.  PLF client Leslie Young helps people to sell their homes … Continue reading

Dragon slayers and fruit pickers

Backwards laws that stifle our economy deserve fresh scrutiny. In a recent paper called “Low-Hanging Fruit Guarded by Dragons,” Brink Lindsey analyzes the evils of regressive regulation, “policies whose primary effect is to inflate the incomes and wealth of the rich, the powerful, and … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — June 26, 2015

The physical invasion of the raisin snatchers — a property rights victory at the Supreme Court  In a week marked by several major Supreme Court decisions that were quite disappointing to advocates of limited government and the rule of law, there was one … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — June 12, 2015

California Supreme Court to rule on forced housing subsidies We’re expecting a ruling on Monday in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, the challenge to San Jose’s affordable housing mandate.  While it admitted that it had not shown … Continue reading

Nevada Governor Sandoval sides with the cronies…and against Nevadans

Sad news from Carson City today, where Gov. Brian Sandoval has chosen to keep in place the nation’s most anti-competitive licensing law. This morning, Sandoval announced his veto of SB 183, a bill that would have opened the market for … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — June 5, 2015

 Lawsuit abuse — Filing without injury PLF filed this letter brief asking the California Supreme Court to review of Animal Legal Defense Fund v. LT Napa Partners—which PLF asked the Supreme Court to overturn an Unfair Competition Law (UCL) case that threatens … Continue reading

PLF’s Sandefur, Wood, and Thompson on property, race, and economic liberty

I guest-hosted a show on KFMB radio in San Diego last week, and discussed many of the cases PLF’s litigating in defense of private property rights, racial equality, and sensible environmental policy. In the first hour Monday, I talked about … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — May 22, 2015

School choice — good result in Florida A Florida trial court a dismissed a union-led lawsuit, Mcall v. Scott, challenging the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. The Florida Legislature created the Tax Credit Scholarship Program in 2001, which gives dollar-for-dollar tax credits for … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Have 60 seconds? Want to learn more about the Competitor’s Veto?

This week, we continued our nationwide campaign against Competitor’s Veto laws by filing suit in Pennsylvania, and we introduced our new webpage dedicated to the project. If you want to learn more about the Competitor’s Veto, but don’t have a … Continue reading