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  • September 8, 2021    |   Private Property

    Sun Valley Administrative Appeal

    Family Farm Facing Ruinous Fines for Paperwork Mistake Sues Agency that Acts as Prosecutor, Judge and Jury

    In early 2016, federal agents from the U.S. Department of Labor came to Sun Valley Orchards to hand-deliver a letter. According to the letter, the farm—a fourth-generation family farm in southern New Jersey—was being ordered to pay the government over $550,000. The bulk of that amount (over $320,000) was because of a single paperwork violation.…

  • September 3, 2021    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    Gray v. Maine Dept. of Public Safety

    Joshua Gray criticized the police—so they denied him an occupational license

    Joshua Gray is a private investigator in Massachusetts who wishes to expand his business into his home state of Maine. He also writes about what he sees as abusive police practices. But when Gray used Facebook to criticize the conduct employees of the Maine Department of Public Safety in a fatal shooting, that very same…

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