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Legal Briefs

The Buckeye Institute in Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court: Ever-Growing Administrative State Violates Civil Liberties and Causes Undue Economic Harm

October 07, 2019

On Monday, The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief in Ricks v. Idaho Contractors Board calling on the United States Supreme Court to protect citizens’ civil liberties and to strike down laws that create unnecessary impediments to employment. Buckeye argues that the ever-growing maze of bureaucratic regulations and laws, created outside of the legislative process, violates civil liberties and, in Mr. Ricks’ case, cause undue economic harm.

The Buckeye Institute Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Citizens from Unelected Government Bureaucrats’ Attempts to Create New Crimes

October 04, 2019

On Thursday, The Buckeye Institute joined the Due Process Institute in filing an amicus brief in Guedes v. ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) calling on the United States Supreme Court to protect citizens from unelected government bureaucrats effectively redefining what constitutes a crime.

The Buckeye Institute Calls on the U.S. Supreme Court to Protect the First Amendment Right of Association

September 25, 2019

The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra calling on the United States Supreme Court to recognize that people have the right to donate to charities and nonprofit organizations without having their own personal information turned over to the government. In filing the brief, Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute, said this case is, “an alarming violation of the First Amendment right of free association and would have a chilling effect on free speech.”

In Amicus Brief, The Buckeye Institute Once Again Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Protect First Amendment Rights of Government Contractors

July 16, 2019

After filing the first post-Janus First Amendment labor law challenge in the United States Supreme Court, The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief in support of a related challenge, Miller v. Inslee, that calls on the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize that laws forcing recipients of government benefits to accept union representation are unconstitutional. As it did in its brief in Bierman v. Dayton, Buckeye argues that the lower courts have improperly exempted such “exclusive representation” schemes from scrutiny under the First Amendment.

Kent State Employees Sue Over Illegal Union Dues

April 29, 2019

Columbus, OH – Three Kent State University workers have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that union dues were illegally deducted from their paychecks. Annamarie Hannay and Adda Gape are custodians for student residence halls at Kent State University. Since they started working at the university, they were required to pay money to AFSCME, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. However, in August 2018, each of them resigned their union membership and requested that Kent State stop deducting union dues from their paychecks.

The Buckeye Institute: Even Citizens of That State Up North Deserve to Have Their Property Rights Protected

April 25, 2019

Columbus, OH – On Wednesday, The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court of Michigan to rule in favor of Uri Rafaeli in the case Rafaeli, LLC v. Oakland County and stop the government from taking his private property to pay a negligible tax bill. Mr. Rafaeli is represented by the Pacific Legal Foundation.

In Amicus Brief, The Buckeye Institute Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Protect First Amendment Rights of Government Contractors

January 17, 2019

Columbus, OH – After filing the first post-Janus First Amendment labor law challenge in the United States Supreme Court, The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief in support of a related challenge, Bierman v. Dayton. Buckeye’s brief calls on the court to recognize that laws forcing recipients of government benefits to speak through unions are unconstitutional. It argues that the lower courts have improperly exempted such “exclusive representation” schemes from scrutiny under the First Amendment.

The Buckeye Institute Files First Major Post-Janus Labor Challenge in the United States Supreme Court

December 04, 2018

Columbus, OH – On Tuesday, The Buckeye Institute filed the first significant First Amendment labor-law challenge in the Supreme Court of the United States since the landmark June 27 decision in Janus v. AFSCME. The case, Uradnik v. Inter Faculty Organization, calls for an immediate end to laws that force public-sector employees to accept a union’s exclusive representation. Andrew M. Grossman, partner at BakerHostetler in Washington, D.C., is counsel of record on the petition.

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. 

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