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  • October 3, 2017    |   First Amendment

    Florida Diet Coaching

    Florida Health Coach Threatened with Jail and Big Fines for Merely Offering Dietary Advice

    Do adults have the right to talk to other adults about what to buy at the grocery store? That’s the question raised by a federal lawsuit filed by the Institute for Justice on behalf of Florida-based health coach Heather Kokesch Del Castillo. In 2014, Heather left an unfulfilling career to found Constitution Nutrition, a business…

  • September 13, 2017    |   Private Property

    Eagle Pass Civil Forfeiture

    Federal Agents Seized A Man’s Truck Over Five Forgotten Bullets. They Said He was Transporting “Munitions of War.” Now, After Having to Wait Two Years, He Is Suing To Get Back His Truck.

    Customs and Border Protection seized Gerardo Serrano’s truck—and held it over twenty-three months—because it claimed that five bullets made him an international arms smuggler.

  • August 23, 2017    |   First Amendment

    North Carolina Makeup Schools

    License to Teach: North Carolina Forces Makeup Artists to Teach Unrelated Skills or Face Thousands in Fines

    Jasna Bukvic-Bhayani is a North Carolina-based professional makeup artist who wants to open up a school to teach others how to apply makeup like her. But there is a catch. The state will only give Jasna a license to open her school if she agrees to turn it into a full-fledged esthetics school, forcing her…

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