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July 22, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC:  The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution requires just compensation when the government takes private property. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land - but did you know that whether the government can take your property now depends on what state you live in?

This is because a grow...

June 27, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC: Earlier today, Southeastern Legal Foundation filed friend of the court briefs in National Review v. Mann and CEI v. Mann, two of the most important First Amendment cases we have seen in years.

Few topics are more hotly debated in our country than “climate change” or “global warming.” SLF knows this debat...

June 27, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC: Today, Southeastern Legal Foundation filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Court to ensure that all speech – noncommercial and commercial – receives the full protections provided by the First Amendment.

The level of First Amendment protection provided to commercial speech has varied throug...

June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019 (UPDATE): After punting on the issue for decades, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with the arguments set forth by SLF in its amicus brief (see below) and ruled that courts must stay out of disputes over partisan gerrymandering. In other words, a party cannot bring a claim alleging that redistricting maps we...

May 6, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC: If you open up a store, sell goods, or own real property in California, you can reasonably expect to pay California’s “doing business” tax. But what if you merely have a passive ownership stake in a limited liability company that does business in California?

Given that the imposition of a doing business...

April 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC:  Less than four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized disparate impact causes of action under the Fair Housing Act. Tex. Dep’t of Housing and Cmty. Affairs v. Inclusive Cmtys. Project, 135 S. Ct. 2507 (2015). This means that a person alleging discrimination under the Fair Housing Act now needs to...

April 8, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC: There is, unfortunately, no shortage of absurd laws in this country. And while it is true that state and local governments have a lot of freedom to protect their residents’ health and safety, their laws must at least have a “rational” reason and cannot burden interstate commerce. Today, Southeastern Leg...

March 22, 2019

In Newsmax

A raft of declared Democratic presidential candidates has rushed to support the idea of changing the makeup of the current Supreme Court.

Along with granting 16-year-olds the right to vote and eliminating the Electoral College, packing the Supreme Court is another in a series of “let’s play with the U.S. Const...

March 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC: Southeastern Legal Foundation joined the National Federation of Independent Business, Cato Institute, and others in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari in Love Terminal Partners v. United States – a regulatory taking case out of the Federal Circuit.

The case involves the classic example of...

March 14, 2019

As appeared in Newsmax:

The House Democrats came out swinging for the fences with the introduction of H.R. 1, the “For the People Act of 2019.” The fences, however, are a series of critical constitutional protections proven over centuries to protect against both political sabotage and unwarranted government control. The...

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