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Horne v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Brief For The CATO Institute, National Federation Of Independent Business,...

Long-time California raisin farmers Marvin and Laura Horne have been forced to experience firsthand the costs that America’s regulatory state imposes on entrepreneurs, especially innovative members of the agriculture industry…more

| Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
Shelby County v. Holder

Brief of Amicus Curiae Cato Institute In Support of Petitioner

It is long past time to declare victory over Jim Crow and move on to a healthier stage of race relations, particularly with respect to how the American people elect their government representatives. This term the Supreme Court…more

| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics
Spirit Airlines v. U.S. Dep’t of...

Brief Of Amici Curiae CATO Institute And The National Federation Of...

It is axiomatic that the freedom of speech is vitally important to our democratic society and that being able to criticize the government is at the core of this freedom. Yet government officials are constantly inventing new ways…more

| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law,...
Nelson v. City of Rochester

Motion For Leave To File And Brief Of Amici Curiae CATO Institute, Reason...

A person’s home is his castle and thus affords certain protections and immunities — including the right to exclude unwanted visitors — that apply whether you own or rent. Unfortunately, ordinances authorizing general…more

| Constitutional Law, Privacy, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning...
PPL Corp. v. Commissioner of Internal ...

Brief For Southeastern Legal Foundation, Chamber of Commerce of the United...

PPL, an American energy company, bought one of many state-owned British utilities privatized in the 1980s. In 1997, PPL became subject to the U.K.’s new “windfall tax,” which was based in part on “profit-making value”— the…more

| Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Taxation
Koontz v. St. Johns River Water...

Brief Of Amici Curiae Institute For Justice And The CATO Institute In Support...

Coy Koontz, a Florida land owner, was denied a permit to develop his commercial property because he would not agree to use his money and labor to improve 50 acres of government-owned land miles away from his land. Improving this…more

| Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real...
Gabelli v. SEC,

Brief Of The CATO Institute As Amicus Curiae In Support Of Petitioners

Statutes of limitations exist for good reason: Over time, evidence can be corrupted or disappear, memories fade, and companies dispose of records. Moreover, people want to get on with their lives and not have legal battles from…more

| Administrative Law, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law,...
Elane Photography v. Willock

Motion For Leave To File Brief Of Amici Curiae - The CATO Institute, Prof....

Elane Photography, a Christian-identified business in Albuquerque, declined to photograph Vanessa Willock's same-sex commitment ceremony based on the business owners' personal beliefs. New Mexico law prohibits any refusal to…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts,...
Wheaton College v. Sebelius and...

Brief Of Amici Curiae Center For Constitutional Jurisprudence, American Civil...

In January, when the Department of Health and Human Services announced that qualifying health insurance plans under Obamacare would have to cover contraceptives and "morning after" pills, many religious institutions — most…more

| Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Education, Health, Insurance
Hall v. Sebelius

Brief of the CATO Institute as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioners

When Brian Hall, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, and other over-65 retirees requested to opt out of Medicare's hospital insurance coverage (because they preferred their existing private coverage), the Social Security…more

| Administrative Law, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Health,...

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