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  • December 14, 2018    |   Economic Liberty

    Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair

    Can States Bar Newcomers from Owning a Business?

    Doug and Mary Ketchum moved to Tennessee so they could own and operate a mom-and-pop liquor store there. Doing so would enable them to meet their two main goals:  earning a living and doing so in a way that gives them the flexible schedule they need to take care of their severely disabled and ailing…

  • December 11, 2018    |   Economic Liberty

    Pennsylvania Collateral Consequences

    Law Denies Women Right to Work Because of Irrelevant Criminal Convictions

    Amanda Spillane was finally getting her life on track. Having gotten hooked on drugs as a teenager, Amanda had committed several crimes and landed in prison for two years. When she got out, Amanda was determined not to waste the rest of her youth. She moved back in with her parents, started working full time…

  • December 6, 2018    |   Economic Liberty

    Fort Pierce Food Trucks

    Food Truck Owners Challenge One of the Most Anti-Competitive Vending Restrictions in the Country

    Fort Pierce’s business owners keep inviting food truck owners Benny Diaz and Brian Peffer to set up on their properties. The business owners know that legions of fans follow Benny’s Taco Trap and Brian’s Creative Chef on Wheels food trucks everywhere they go. But Benny and Brian cannot accept any invitations to serve food because…

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