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  • June 14, 2017    |   Economic Liberty

    Iowa Certificate of Need

    Ending Iowa's CON Laws That Limit Medical Options and Enrich Established Businesses

    For more than 20 years, Dr. Lee Birchansky has tried to offer his patients the option of having their cataract and other outpatient eye surgeries in a center right next to his office in Cedar Rapids. But the state of Iowa has stymied his efforts to open his own surgery center, forcing him to perform these…

  • April 25, 2017    |   First Amendment

    Oregon Engineering Speech

    Illegal Math? A state board in Oregon is punishing people for talking about traffic lights and any other “engineering” topics

    After Mats Järlström’s wife got a red-light camera ticket, Oregon fined him $500 for questioning its traffic light timing. Now he’s fighting back.

  • April 6, 2017    |   First Amendment

    Orange Park Sign

    Video game store sues to protect its inflatable Mario sign

    For Scott Fisher, gaming is not just a passion; it is also how he supports his wife, Lori Fisher, and two children, Kailey and Ryland. Scott runs a video game store called Gone Broke Gaming. To bring in more customers, Scott had displayed a 9-foot inflatable Mario—the classic video game character—in front of his store…

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