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May 20, 2020
Viewing 'Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words'
As a former immediate subordinate of Justice Thomas and as the Chairman of the WTTW Community Advisory Board, I am doubly frustrated by any inconvenience anyone has experienced in seeing this film.
Government & Politics
May 1, 2020
Countering Pritzker's Endless 'Emergency' Power Grab in Court
The candor is refreshing.  It is rare to see a public official openly resting upon the justification of Napoleon, the despot in George Orwell's novel, Animal Farm:  "Some pigs are more equal than others."
Law
April 13, 2020
Tyson Timbs’ Asset Forfeiture Case in District Court Following Indiana Supreme Court Decision
Tyson Timbs has been trying to recover a Land Rover seized by police in connection with his arrest for a drug offense in 2013.
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Law
March 26, 2020
Firearms Sales Surge during Pandemic
State and local governments Implement Inconsistent Policies on Gun Sales
Constitutional Reform
March 17, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Considering Second Amendment Case
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to strike down a New York City law that prevents residents from transporting firearms outside of their residences.
Law
March 12, 2020
Commentary: Unaccountable Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Exercises Illegitimate Power
the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will soon be at the center of a Supreme Court battle over the fundamental nature of the Constitution’s separation of powers.

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Law
May 20, 2020
By Joseph A. Morris
As a former immediate subordinate of Justice Thomas and as the Chairman of the WTTW Community Advisory Board, I am doubly frustrated by any inconvenience anyone has experienced in seeing this film.
May 1, 2020
By Joseph A. Morris
The candor is refreshing.  It is rare to see a public official openly resting upon the justification of Napoleon, the despot in George Orwell's novel, Animal Farm:  "Some pigs are more equal than others."
April 13, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
Tyson Timbs has been trying to recover a Land Rover seized by police in connection with his arrest for a drug offense in 2013.
March 26, 2020
By Joe Barnett
State and local governments Implement Inconsistent Policies on Gun Sales
March 17, 2020
By Ashley Herzog
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to strike down a New York City law that prevents residents from transporting firearms outside of their residences.
March 12, 2020
By David S. D’Amato
the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will soon be at the center of a Supreme Court battle over the fundamental nature of the Constitution’s separation of powers.
February 26, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Illinois state representative Camille Lilly recently sponsored a bill to restrict self-service gasoline stations. Would creating jobs for gas station attendants be good economics?
February 14, 2020
By Mason C. Aberle
Across the United States, 341 communities use red-light cameras, including 68 municipalities in Illinois, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
February 12, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
It’s time for federal and state courts to say enough is enough and block all such lawsuits. It’s the job of elected branches, not the judiciary, to determine United States climate and energy policy.
January 21, 2020
By Edward N. Tiesenga, Carl A. Miller, and Sophia Pethokoukis
"Our research revealed Illinois legislators have acquiesced to a power grab by the federal and state judiciary."
January 21, 2020
By Ashley Herzog
Colorado law allows property owners and residents to form “special municipal districts” that can use eminent domain to take private property.
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January 16, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to issue emergency rules banning online and retail sales of flavored e-cigarettes, in response to reports of an increase in vaping-related lung diseases.
January 10, 2020
By Joe Barnett
A canvass of 1,000 likely voters by The Heartland Institute, a national free-market think tank, and Rasmussen Reports.
January 9, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Plea bargains let persons accused of crimes plead guilty and receive reduced charges or a reduced sentence.
January 8, 2020
By Dr. William J. Murphy
The McGahn case again illustrates how civil enforcement actions are plagued by prolonged litigation and procedural delays that render them unsuitable for achieving prompt and effective oversight actions.
December 27, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
University of Michigan Eliminates Its "Bias Response Teams"
November 5, 2019
By Juliana Knot
A Michigan city has agreed not to use its expansive anti-discrimination law against two political strategists.
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September 27, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
The law places Colorado in a compact of states that pledge to award all their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate receives a majority of the NPV.
September 26, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The new rule would shift the burden of proof back to the plaintiff.
September 24, 2019
By Vivian Jones
A provision of Ohio’s recently enacted biennial budget bill bars lawsuits filed on behalf of the purported interests or rights of nature.
September 20, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Among the constitutional issues raised by the use of these cameras is the potential violation of the Sixth Amendment.
August 20, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling opens the federal courts to property owners seeking “just compensation” under the Fifth Amendment for the taking of their property by government for a public
August 19, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider a case challenging a Montana Supreme Court decision that found the state’s school choice program violated the state constitution.
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August 19, 2019
By Harry Painter
The University of Missouri is the target of a lawsuit claiming a deceased donor’s endowment gift is being misused.
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May 31, 2019
By Seton Motley
Impeaching judges is serious.  
May 20, 2019
By Jeff Reynolds
Frank v. Gaos Challenges Abuse of Class Action Settlements
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May 9, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
“The First Amendment protects the right to free speech and association"
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April 4, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
Proposed law would require probable cause for civil asset forfeiture
March 23, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
Sheriffs of more than half the counties in Washington State reportedly will not enforce new gun law
March 21, 2019
Texas’ current civil asset forfeiture laws are rated among the worst in the nation.
March 19, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The legislation would provide immunity from civil lawsuits by the perpetrators of violent crimes.
March 13, 2019
By Jeff Reynolds
civil asset forfeiture laws allow the police to confiscate property
February 12, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Unions and their congressional allies seek to reverse reforms of labor regulations.
February 8, 2019
By Nolan Ryan
SCOTUS asks lower court to consider whether its Janus decision applies to legal bar association dues.
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February 4, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Georgia has seen a dramatic increase in the number of occupations requiring a government license.
December 14, 2018
By Joseph A. Morris
Senator Scott has succumbed to a disinformation campaign against Mr. Farr that attempts to paint him as a racist.  The charges are entirely false and fabricated.
December 3, 2018
By Sarah Quinlan
Lawsuit challenges New York City ordinance restricting firearms transportation
October 12, 2018
By Owen Macaulay
The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania backed down from a four-year-old lawsuit filed by the Institute for Justice.
October 6, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, David L. Applegate, Bradley A. Smith, Stephen B. Presser, Neal Schuerer, David Shestokas
"Welcome to the court, Justice Kavanaugh." - Heartland Institute President Tim Huelskamp
September 22, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
Lawyers representing an Ohio schoolteacher are suing the local teacher’s union, claiming the organization is continuing to violate her right to free association after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling.