19 Oct, 2012

Pacific Legal Foundation urges Supreme Court to give business owners their day in court

2019-03-18T18:47:43-05:00October 19th, 2012|

Today, we filed this petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court, asking the justices to review a case that severely restricts Americans’ right to challenge the constitutionality of laws. The case, Hettinga v. United States, began when Arizona dairy owners Hein and Ellen Hettinga sued over a federal law that [...]

21 Aug, 2012

Fighting for economic liberty in Kentucky

2019-03-18T18:47:43-05:00August 21st, 2012|

Meet R.J. Bruner and his crew. Bruner (in the middle, there) is one of the many hardworking entrepreneurs who keep our economy thriving—and whose hard work and ingenuity improve the standard of living for all of us. Of course, when he founded Wildcat Moving two years ago, he didn’t do it as an act of [...]

25 May, 2012

The founders and the primacy of liberty

2019-03-18T18:47:44-05:00May 25th, 2012|

Prof. Samuelson has a thorough response to my post about John Adams and individual liberty. While it’s true I’m not a great admirer of Adams (I’m much fonder of his son), my point was not biographical or historical, but philosophical: democracy is an instrumental good, one that is valuable only insofar as [...]

22 May, 2012

Should we ask permission for our rights?

2019-03-18T18:47:45-05:00May 22nd, 2012|

At the Liberty Law Blog, Prof. Richard Samuelson argues that John Adams’ defense of religious liberty offers a model for our own day. Adams refused to write Article III of the Massachusetts Constitution—which provided for an established church—because it was inconsistent with his belief in religious freedom. Instead, Samuelson writes, “Adams punted,” [...]

29 Apr, 2012

Paleo Diet Blogger Threatened With Jail Time

2019-03-18T18:47:45-05:00April 29th, 2012|Tags: , , , |

Steve Cooksey is a former diabetic, who decided to start the popular “Paleo” diet. Not only did he lose weight, he became insulin free on the low carb, caveman diet. So he decided to share his success on his blog.  But Steve ran into a problem in the form of the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition, [...]

28 Jan, 2012

If You Read About Politics, You Should Read These Guys: Greenwald and Friedersdorf

2019-03-18T18:47:48-05:00January 28th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , |

Between my first year of law school and two young children, I have really cut down on the amount of media I read in a given day. I tend to follow a pattern of checking the headlines at the New York Times, and then looking to see if any members of the Supreme Court [...]

17 Jan, 2012

Defending the right to earn a living in Missouri

2019-03-18T18:47:49-05:00January 17th, 2012|

Today Pacific Legal Foundation filed this motion in the case of St. Louis entrepreneur Michael Munie, asking the court to strike down a Missouri state law that essentially forbids anyone from going into the moving business without first getting permission from the existing moving companies. To be more precise, it’s illegal to [...]