We talk with a couple remarkable women who achieved something pretty remarkable for some other remarkable women in Georgia: Had the state supreme court strike down an occupational licensing law that would have put hundreds of women out of work. The law mandated a license for “lactation consultants,” women who help new moms breastfeed their babies. The license required vast amounts of training, far more than necessary and far more than most existing consultants had. IJ attorneys Jaimie Cavanaugh and Renée Flaherty join us to detail how they fought a five-year legal battle to the Georgia Supreme Court—twice—and how the Georgia Constitution and other state constitutions protect economic liberty. The case provides a lot of hope for the future, and not just to those who work with babies and breasts.

Jackson v. Raffensberger (1st appeal)

Jackson v. Raffensberger (2d appeal)

Patel v. Texas Dept. of Licensing & Regulation

Ladd v. Real Estate Comm.

Anthony’s old article on states and economic liberty

Lady Madonna

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