School choice in Montana helps public schools too

As my colleague Ethan Blevins discussed yesterday, we filed written testimony urging the Montana Department of Revenue to reconsider proposed regulations that would severely limit school choice in Montana. In May, the Montana legislature enacted the state’s first school choice program, … Continue reading

Genuine school choice in Montana faces a new threat

A proposed rule in Montana is threatening to geld the state’s fledgling school choice law. Montana passed a scholarship tax credit law earlier this year. The program offers tax credits for donors who contribute to the program. The money goes to student … Continue reading

PLF warns against anti-religious restrictions on Montana’s scholarship tax credits on Courting Liberty

PLF attorneys are opposing a proposed rule by the Montana Department of Revenue to ban religious-based schools and their students from participating in Montana’s new Scholarship Tax Credit program. In testimony before a recent hearing on the department’s proposal, PLF … Continue reading

Enviros’ agenda: Smash a bug, go to jail — on Courting Liberty

PLF is opposing a radical ESA suit that would brand innocent people as environmental criminals, for accidental harms to federally listed species. WildEarth Guardians claims that innocent mistakes resulting in harm (or “take”) to protected species should result in criminal punishment. … Continue reading

UPDATED: Andy Caldwell discusses PLF’s Obamacare petition at the Supreme Court

Tune in today at 4:30 pm PST to hear Andy Caldwell and I discuss PLF’s Obamacare case, which the Supreme Court will consider taking up this term.  We’ll also be discussing some of PLF’s occupational licensing cases and our Economic … Continue reading

Defending taxpayers from Obamacare on Courting Liberty

PLF has asked the Supreme Court to hear our constitutional challenge to Obamacare, based on its violation of Article 1, Section 7, the “Origination Clause.” That provision is designed to protect against oppressive taxation by requiring all “revenue-raising bills” to start … Continue reading

Frequently asked questions about our Obamacare challenge

As readers of this blog are aware, PLF is preparing to file a cert. petition on Monday asking the Supreme Court to hear our challenge to Obamacare, Sissel v. U.S. Dep’t of Health & Human Servs., et al.  Here are … Continue reading

Are neighborhoods becoming more integrated?

According to a new law review article, residential segregation has declined sharply over the last five decades. The article observes that “in 1970, 80% of African Americans would have had to switch neighborhoods for blacks to be spread evenly across the typical metropolitan area. … Continue reading