PLF asks US Supreme Court to hear broadcasters out

For years, FCC has prohibited public broadcasters from showing paid advertisements by for-profit entities or political candidates.  So when Minority TV—a non-profit channel out of San Francisco—aired advertisements for Korean Air, Gingko Biloba Tea, and the like, FCC scrambled to … Continue reading

A defeat for free speech in California

In Beeman v. TDI Managed Care Services, the Ninth Circuit certified to the California Supreme Court the question of whether a statute requiring prescription drug claims processors to compile and summarize information on pharmacy fees for the purpose of distributing … Continue reading

Supreme Court will hear compelled unionization case

An Illinois executive order and law declares all personal home assistants to be public employees, for the sole purpose of being represented by a collective bargaining unit of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) that seeks to lobby for greater … Continue reading

I left my speech rights when I entered San Francisco

San Francisco city attorney Dennis Herrera has decided that Monster energy drinks are bad for you.  He’s also decided that Monster has to broadcast that message to its consumers. Mere months after ending its battle with cell phone purveyors, the … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — May 3, 2013

Environment — Endangered Species – Wolverine We filed our comments on the listing of the Wolverine as a “distinct population segment” of a subspecies.  The problem here is that the Endangered Species Act does not countenance the listing of such … Continue reading

Businesses should have the right to join in democratic discussion

In 1765, Philadelphia printer William Bradford protested against the Stamp Act by printing this symbol in the spot where people were supposed to attach the required tax stamp. Bradford was complying with the law—while drawing people’s attention to the injustice … Continue reading

Defending free speech and free enterprise in Nebraska

A few months ago we told you about our lawsuit on behalf of internet entrepreneur Leslie Young, whose business helps people advertise their homes “for sale by owner.” According to bureaucrats with the Nebraska Real Estate Commission, it’s against the … Continue reading