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  • April 5, 2018    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    FDA Skim Milk

    Maryland Dairy Farmers Sue for Right to Tell the Truth

    The government does not have the power to change the dictionary, but that is precisely what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is attempting to do to keep American farms from selling wholesome, all-American skim milk. Randy Sowers learned this the hard way. He is a lifelong dairy farmer and the founder of South…

  • February 12, 2018    |   Private Property

    Indio Attorney’s Fees

    Class Action Lawsuit Challenges California Cities’ For-Profit Prosecution Scheme

    There is a new sheriff in town in Indio, California and he’s coming after residents who find themselves caught in the city’s outrageous new code enforcement law. That sheriff is a private, for-profit law firm called Silver and Wright, which was hired by Indio in 2014 to serve as the city’s official prosecutor for code…

  • January 31, 2018    |   Private Property

    Indiana Forfeiture Petition

    There ARE Limits: IJ Appeals Excessive Fines Case To U.S. Supreme Court

    Can a state impose any fine on someone, no matter how outrageous? Or does the U.S. Constitution prohibit states and local governments from imposing excessive fines and fees, just as it does with the federal government? These are the questions that arise out of Timbs v. Indiana, a case the Institute for Justice is appealing…

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