Nevada bureaucrats: we need to “vet” people before they exercise First Amendment rights

Retired Police Detective and PLF client Troy Castillo The right to speak freely isn’t just for political candidates; it’s also a central part of the right to earn a living. That’s why PLF’s Economic Liberty Project is in court fighting for Troy Castillo’s … Continue reading

Fifth Circuit: “naked transfers of wealth” are unconstitutional

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday asked Louisiana state courts to decide whether state regulators have the authority to ban people from selling coffins unless they get a state funeral director’s license. The judges declined to strike down the … Continue reading

Economic liberty for apprenticeship programs

Today the Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit against the state of California for enforcing an anti-competitive law regulating apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship is a key component of the state’s economy, and the route to self-sufficiency for many hardworking Californians, who … Continue reading

License to kill competition

Author: Lana Harfoush In PLF’s free enterprise litigation, we are frequently confronted by courts that are hesitant to strike down government licensing laws. Courts recognize that government licensing schemes are often designed to promote public health and safety, and so they … Continue reading