Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst discusses SLF’s lawsuit challenging Tennessee’s unconstitutional online auction licensing scheme:
In a win for free markets and consumer choice, U.S. District Court Judge Eli Richardson issued a preliminary injunction on July 23 barring the state of Tennessee from enforcing a new law that would have made online auctioneering a licensed profession.
The law, which was passed unanimously and signed by Gov. Bill Lee, a Republican, was set to take effect on July 1.
If it had, unlicensed online auctioneers would have been forced to pay state-imposed fees, complete lengthy education or apprenticeship requirements, and pass state exams, or else lose their jobs.