PLF’s Gaziano to testify to Congress about Origination Clause

PLF’s Todd Gaziano will be testifying on April 29 before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice regarding the Original Meaning of the Origination Clause. That, of course, is the provision of the Constitution that requires … Continue reading

Supreme Court hears oral argument in challenge to Obamacare contraceptive mandate

Today the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the Hobby Lobby case challenging Obamacare’s requirement that employers provide their employees with health insurance coverage for contraceptives.  Hobby Lobby, Mardel, and Conestoga Wood—whose owners say the contraceptive mandate would force them … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — February 6, 2014

Economic Liberty — Movin’ on up in Kentucky We had this great federal district court victory this week in Bruner v. Zawacki.  This was our challenge to Kentucky’s anticonsumer and anticompetitive law that gave existing moving companies a veto over new competitors.  As … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — January 31, 2014

Environment — Right to challenge wetlands designation mistake We filed this opposition to the federal government’s motion to dismiss our case against the government in Duarte Nursery v. United States Army Corps of Engineers.  That’s the case where the Corps ordered John … Continue reading

Obamacare: are corporations “people” that can exercise religious freedom?

The Supreme Court is poised to hear the next round of cases challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare, this time concerning the “contraception mandate” which requires employers to buy their employees insurance policies that include coverage for contraception and abortion. Religious … Continue reading

[Updated:] Ninth Circuit to hear challenge to Obamacare’s “Platonic Guardians” January 28

Update: On Jan. 22, the Court ordered a postponement of this hearing. I mentioned in a previous post that Progressivism has a curious definition of “democracy” that largely takes the form of unaccountable administrative agencies wielding enormous power to regulate … Continue reading