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Legal Briefs

The Buckeye Institute: South Carolina’s Unconstitutional Forfeiture Laws Create Perverse Incentives to Use and Abuse Vast Police Powers

October 23, 2020

The Buckeye Institute, jointly with Americans for Prosperity—South Carolina, filed an amicus brief opposing South Carolina’s unconstitutional asset forfeiture laws, which create perverse incentives for law enforcement to seize private property even when its owner hasn’t been convicted of a crime. The brief was filed in the South Carolina Supreme Court.
 

The Buckeye Institute Joins National Coalition in Filing Third Amicus Brief to Help All School Safely Re-Open

August 25, 2020

The Buckeye Institute joined a coalition of nationally recognized policy and education groups in filing an amicus brief in the third case challenging the U.S. Department of Education’s guidance to distribute CARES Act funding in a fair and equitable manner that will help all schools safely reopen. This newest brief was filed in NAACP v. DeVos with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on August 24, 2020.

The Buckeye Institute Calls on Court to Help All Schools Safely Reopen

August 07, 2020

The Buckeye Institute once again joined a coalition of nationally recognized policy and education groups in filing an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Department of Education’s guidance to distribute CARES Act funding in a fair and equitable manner that will help all schools safely reopen. This newest brief in Washington v. DeVos was filed with United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

The Buckeye Institute: CARES Act Money Should Help All Students Return to the Classroom

July 30, 2020

The Buckeye Institute joined a coalition of 38 nationally recognized policy and education groups in filing an amicus brief in Michigan v. DeVos. The brief called on the court to allow money from the CARES Act to be distributed fairly and equitably to serve all students and help all schools safely reopen. The brief was filed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. 

The Buckeye Institute Comments on Two Big Court Wins

July 17, 2020

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled favorably in Association for Community Health Plans v. the United States Department of Treasury, and the Michigan Supreme Court ruled favorably in Rafaeli, LLC v. Oakland County. The Buckeye Institute filed amicus briefs in both cases.

The Buckeye Institute Files Suit Against City of Columbus and State of Ohio

July 09, 2020

The Buckeye Institute, along with three of its individual employees, filed a lawsuit calling for the court to declare unconstitutional a state law allowing the City of Columbus to tax income from workers who do not live in, and were prohibited from working within, the city’s jurisdiction during Ohio’s Stay-at-Home order. The lawsuit was filed on July 2 in Franklin County Common Pleas Court against the City of Columbus and the State of Ohio.

22 Nationally-Renowned Policy Groups Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Hear The Buckeye Institute’s Case Reisman v. AFUM

February 06, 2020

Twenty-two nationally-renowned public policy organizations filed amicus briefs with the United States Supreme Court in support of Buckeye’s case Reisman v. AFUM, which calls for an immediate end to laws that force public-sector employees to accept a union’s exclusive representation. The Cato Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Fairness Center, Freedom Foundation, Goldwater Institute, Liberty Justice Center, National Association of Scholars, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Pacific Legal Foundation, and a coalition of 13 policy organizations all filed briefs in support of Professor Reisman.

The Buckeye Institute: Forcing Lawyers to Join State-Sponsored Bar Associations Violates First Amendment

February 05, 2020

On Monday, The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in Jarchow v. State Bar of Wisconsin, which calls on the court to recognize the First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of association by ending laws that force lawyers to join state-sponsored bar associations that engage in lobbying on inherently political and ideological issues in order to practice their profession.

The Buckeye Institute Calls on Court to Restore Flexibility, Security, and Choice to Health Insurance Marketplace

January 29, 2020

The Buckeye Institute, along with the Cato Institute and prominent health scholar Michael F. Cannon, filed an amicus brief on Tuesday with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Association for Community Health Plans v. the United States Department of Treasury. In its brief, Buckeye calls on the D.C. Court of Appeals to uphold the restoration of flexibility, security, and consumer choice in the health insurance marketplace.

The Buckeye Institute Files Additional Post-Janus Labor Challenge with U.S. Supreme Court

January 02, 2020

The Buckeye Institute, which filed the first significant post-Janus First Amendment labor-law challenge in the Supreme Court of the United States, on Thursday announced its filing of an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in Reisman v. Associated Faculties of the University of Maine (AFUM). The Buckeye Institute represents Professor Reisman, and has repeatedly called for an end to laws that force public-sector employees like him to accept compelled union representation—particularly when the person is not a member of said union.

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