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Legal Briefs

The Buckeye Institute Files Amicus Brief Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Rein in the Unelected Administrative State

October 10, 2018

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief in State National Bank of Big Spring v. Mnuchin urging the Supreme Court of the United States to rein in the power of the unelected administrative state. In its brief, Buckeye argues that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau violates the separation of powers and allows unelected government officials to usurp the power of the states and their elected officials.

The Buckeye Institute Files Amicus Brief Calling for an End to Government Regulatory Overreach

July 05, 2018

Columbus, OH – On Thursday, The Buckeye Institute filed a new amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case California Sea Urchin Commission v. Susan Combs, asking the court to put an end to judicial deference to executive agencies’ interpretation of the law. 

The Buckeye Institute Files Amicus Brief in Tennessee First Amendment Case

April 19, 2018

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute has filed a new amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in the case Thomas v. Schroer, arguing that it is a violation of the First Amendment for the government to discriminate against outdoor advertisements and signs based on the sign’s message.

The Buckeye Institute Files Amicus Brief in Janus Case

December 06, 2017

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute today filed a new amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in the case Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, arguing that overturning Abood v. Detroit Board of Education is unlikely to cause significant decline in union membership or spending.

Supreme Court Takes Up Janus v. AFSCME

September 28, 2017

Columbus, OH – This morning, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear Janus v. AFSCME, which The Buckeye Institute asked the court to take up in its amicus brief, supporting Mark Janus and the First Amendment. In its brief, filed on July 7, 2017, Buckeye showed that unions can survive without compelled contributions and, alternatively, that this change will lead unions to better serve their members.

Buckeye Asks Supreme Court to Strike Blow to Administrative State

September 08, 2017

Columbus, OH – Today, The Buckeye Institute, along with the National Federation of Independent Businesses, CATO Institute, and other nonprofit organizations, filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States asking it to take up the case of Garco Construction, Inc. v. Secretary of the Army that could overturn Auer deference.

The Buckeye Institute Files Amicus Brief in Support of Property Owners

August 16, 2017

Columbus, OH – Today, The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court of the United States to take up the case Wayside Church v. Van Buren County in support of Wayside Church whose private property was taken by the county for pennies on the dollar. With similar laws as Michigan’s, the case also has implications for Ohio property owners.

Buckeye Institute Amicus Brief Argues for Ohio’s Right to Ensure Election Integrity

August 09, 2017

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in the case Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, supporting Ohio’s ability to ensure the integrity of its elections. In the brief, Buckeye argues that, according to Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., a law that would not allow Ohio to maintain accurate voter registries is unconstitutional.

The Buckeye Institute Files Amicus Brief in Janus v. AFSCME Supporting Free Speech

July 20, 2017

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in the case Janus v. AFSCME, supporting Mark Janus and the First Amendment. In the brief, Buckeye shows that unions can survive without compelled contributions and, alternatively, this change will lead unions to better serve their members. 

Buckeye files brief in Supreme Court to keep donors off government lists

Robert Alt January 10, 2017

The federal government is attempting to compel The Independence Institute in Colorado to produce its donor list. The government claims that because The Independence Institute ran an ad that referenced candidates within 60 days of the election, The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) requires The Independence Institute to disclose its donors. The ad did not endorse or oppose either candidate.

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