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  • August 21, 2018    |   Economic Liberty

    Carolina Beach Food Trucks

    Food-Truck Owners Challenge Ban on Competition

    Variety is, as the saying goes, the spice of life. Restaurants have menus because consumer like being able to choose what they eat and where they eat it. In the last decade, consumers have grown to love the choices provided by hard-working food-truck owners, like Michelle Rock, Aaron & Monica Cannon, and Harley Bruce who…

  • August 20, 2018    |   Educational Choice

    Maine School Choice III

    Federal lawsuit seeks to end religious discrimination and vindicate parental liberty

    On behalf of three Maine families, the Institute for Justice (IJ) and the First Liberty Institute (FLI) have filed a legal challenge to Maine’s exclusion of religious options from the state’s school choice program. IJ represents families from three small “tuitioning towns” in Maine—Orrington, Glenburn, and Palermo—towns where the local school district offers high school…

  • August 16, 2018    |   First Amendment Private Property

    Virginia Books

    Outdated Federal Law Threatens Unique Richmond Publisher

    What should the government give a small publishing company that is dedicated to bringing long-forgotten books to a broader modern audience? A pat on the back? An award?  How about a six-figure fine? In the case of Valancourt Books, the government is going with the fine. Valancourt is a small publishing company operated out of…

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