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.
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.
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.
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.
Under the U.S. Constitution, presidential appointments can be confirmed only with the advice and consent of the Senate. Realizing that government does not stop with a vacancy, Congress enacted the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA), which allows the president, with restrictions, to temporarily fill vacancies.
For years, professional pilots have shared rides with other pilots to offset costs under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Expense-Sharing Rule. Pilots posted their flight plans on bulletin boards at airports to find those with similar travel plans. To facilitate more expense sharing and to step into the 21st century, a website was established to serve the same function as the bulletin boards.
The Clean Power Plan is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) unprecedented attempt at regulating carbon emissions and aims to reduce power plant emissions by 32 percent by 2030. Those regulations would shut down hundreds of coal-fired power plants and severely limit the use of other power plants – leaving many states without sufficient power resources.