PLF attorney Wen Fa talks Montana school choice with Andy Caldwell

Please tune in at 4:30pm Pacific to hear Andy Caldwell and me discuss PLF’s efforts to preserve school choice for thousands of students and parents in Montana. You can listen online here. Update: You can listen to our discussion below. … Continue reading

A year of victories for liberty

This weeks Courting Liberty podcast provides a summary of major PLF cases in 2015 for economic liberty, free speech, and property rights. It was certainly a year to remember for PLF, with great successes in courts across the United States … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — December 18, 2015

Victory for contracting rights This week, in DirectTV v. Imburgia, the Supreme Court overturned, again, a California rule limiting freedom of contract.  You can read the decision here. California courts have had an unfortunate habit of throwing out arbitration clauses in contracts, … Continue reading

Montana Department of Revenue adopts discriminatory regulations

Yesterday, the Montana Department of Revenue announced it was adopting regulations that will prohibit religious schools from accepting students that receive scholarships from Montana’s tax credit scholarship law. PLF, on behalf of the Associations of Christian Schools International, had testified … Continue reading

Happy Bill of Rights Day: Please thank Virginia

Today is the 224th anniversary of our constitutional Bill of Rights. The ten amendments that make up the Bill of Rights were amendments number three through twelve of those originally proposed by the first Congress on Sept. 28, 1789. Thus, … Continue reading

States can’t license free speech by calling it “conduct”

On Tuesday I’ll be arguing our case in Young v. Ricketts in front of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Our client, Leslie Young, is an internet-entrepreneur based in California, and she provides advertising services for people who want to … Continue reading

Written comments submitted to New Jersey Assembly committee opposing new music therapist license

Here at PLF we see a lot of crazy government regulations. New Jersey is home to the latest sighting. Today, the New Jersey Assembly is considering creating an occupational license for music therapists. If you’ll recall, I recently blogged about the … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — December 4, 2015

Freedom of contract in California at the Supreme Court Competent adults should have the right to enter into contracts with the terms they choose.  And once they enter into such contracts, they should be bound to those terms — even … Continue reading

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