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Results For: interior design

  • September 9, 2008    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    Connecticut Interior Design

    Challenging Connecticut’s Licensing of Speech For Interior Designers

    …to perform interior design services, but dictates that only those with government-issued licenses may call themselves “interior designers.” Besides unconstitutionally censoring truthful commercial speech, “titling laws” like Connecticut’s serve as…

  • May 9, 2007    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    Texas Interior Design

    Challenging Texas’ Licensing of Speech For Interior Designers

    …Board of Architecture and Interior Design put up a spirited but ultimately futile defense. Shortly after the Fifth Circuit ruled, in April 2009, that we were entitled to a preliminary…

  • September 7, 2006    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    New Mexico Interior Design

    Challenging New Mexico’s Licensing of Speech For Interior Designers

    …The title law prevented individuals who practice interior design from calling themselves interior designers unless they first obtained an expensive and increasingly difficult-to-secure government license. Importantly, the law did not…

  • February 1, 2009    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    Designed to Exclude

    How Interior Design Insiders Use Government Power to Exclude Minorities & Burden Consumers

    …Americans used to be free to practice interior design work and succeed or fail based solely on their skills. But, to the detriment of consumers and would-be entrepreneurs, that…

  • May 27, 2009    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    Florida Interior Design

    Free to Design: Challenging Florida’s Unconstitutional Interior Design Law

    …Florida is ground zero in the nationwide battle to cartelize the interior design industry. A small group of well-funded industry insiders led by the American Society of Interior Designers…

  • September 30, 2008    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    Oklahoma Interior Design

    Challenging Oklahoma's Licensing of Speech For Interior Designers

    …which is the ultimate goal of a small faction within the interior design industry led by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Only three other states besides Oklahoma license…

  • October 1, 2008    |   Economic Liberty

    …Besides unconstitutionally censoring truthful commercial speech, “titling laws” serve as precursors to full-blown occupational licensure, which is the ultimate goal of a small faction within the interior design industry…

  • September 1, 2014

    …often cost-prohibitive training and exams in order to advertise as an interior designer or practice the profession at all. ASID wants to create an interior design cartel. Titling laws, which…

  • July 1, 2008    |   Economic Liberty

    Misinformation & Interior Design Regulation

    How the Interior Design Cartel's Attack on IJ's Designing Cartels Misses the Mark

    …This report responds to a purported rebuttal of the Institute for Justice’s research on interior design regulations and details how its author, an advocate of increased regulation, fails to…

  • December 1, 2008

    …IJ delivered a one-two litigation punch to the interior design cartel in September, filing new cases in Connecticut and Oklahoma. These cases join three others we have pursued to…

  • October 31, 2017    |   Economic Liberty

    …licensing in the interior design industry, one interior design professor asserted that her trade was no mere occupation but a profession. And because, according to this professor, “[o]ne characteristic of…

  • June 9, 2017    |   Economic Liberty

    Face Heel Turn

    North Carolina Lawmakers Move to Tar Interior Designers with Red Tape

    …permission to design the interior of my property”? As it turns out, many North Carolina legislators seem to think it should. House Bill 590, dubbed the Interior Design Profession Act,…

  • April 24, 2012    |   Economic Liberty

    …noted, only three states and the District of Columbia license interior designers. It is rather implausible that interior design poses a health and safety risk in these four jurisdictions that…

  • November 1, 2007    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    Designing Cartels

    How Industry Insiders Cut Out Competition

    …acquire government licenses to practice. For decades, powerful factions within the interior design industry have lobbied for legislatures to impose increasingly stringent regulations, arguing that interior design requires a minimum…

  • December 1, 2007

    …Fighting The Interior Design Cartel The IJ Way By Chip Mellor Practicing cutting-edge litigation means taking on tough cases. It also means tackling issues that may not yet have…

  • October 7, 2009

    …IJ has more good news to share on our campaign to stop the cartelization of the interior design industry. Just weeks after taking down Connecticut’s interior design law, we…

  • August 10, 2009

    …The Institute for Justice scored a decisive blow against the national interior design cartel in June when a federal judge in New Haven, Conn., struck down a Connecticut “titling…

  • November 9, 2018

    …that occupational practitioners would ask to be regulated may seem counterintuitive, but there are numerous well-documented examples of this happening, including in funeral services 17 , interior design 18 and—as…

  • September 1, 2008    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    Designed to Mislead

    How Industry Insiders Mislead the Public About the Need for Interior Design Regulation

    …Do people who design interiors “mislead” the public when they call themselves “interior designers” without government permission? Industry insiders advocating greater regulation say yes, but practicing interior designers who…

  • July 27, 2015    |   Economic Liberty

    Minnesota Interior Design

    Stopping Interior Designer Licensure in Minnesota

    …the number of competitors who provide design services to commercial development projects. Only three states—Florida, Louisiana and Nevada, plus the District of Columbia—regulate who may perform interior design work. In…

  • June 1, 2007

    …A battle is raging within the interior design community between the vast majority of designers, who simply want to earn an honest living in the vocation they love, and…

  • November 7, 2017    |   Economic Liberty

    …Three states and D.C. license the practice of interior design. License requirements are highly uniform: All three states and D.C. require six years (2,190 days) of education or experience,…

  • June 22, 2009

    …For three years, the Institute for Justice has been locked in a battle with an elitist faction of the interior design industry that seeks to legislate competitors out of…

  • April 24, 2012    |   Economic Liberty

    interior design, yet time and again industry lobbyists have failed to produce actual evidence of consumer harm. State agencies have similarly been unable to document a need for licensing interior

  • September 9, 2008    |   Economic Liberty

    …Hartford, Conn.—The Institute for Justice (IJ) and the Interior Design Protection Council (IDPC) today kicked off what they have dubbed “Interior Design Freedom Month,” which they announced in conjunction…

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