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  • June 28, 2017    |   Economic Liberty

    Louisville Vending

    How Louisville Helps Restaurants Shut Down Their Food-Truck Competition, and How IJ Is Going to Stop It.

    Nobody should need their competitors’ permission to operate a business. But the government of Louisville is forcing that very requirement on local food trucks. City law bans food trucks from operating within 150 feet of every restaurant in the city that sells similar food. As a result, large swaths of Louisville have become “no-vending” zones,…

  • June 14, 2017    |   Economic Liberty

    Iowa Certificate of Need

    Ending Iowa's CON Laws That Limit Medical Options and Enrich Established Businesses

    For more than 20 years, Dr. Lee Birchansky has tried to offer his patients the option of having their cataract and other outpatient eye surgeries in a center right next to his office in Cedar Rapids. But the state of Iowa has stymied his efforts to open his own surgery center, forcing him to perform these…

  • April 25, 2017    |   First Amendment

    Oregon Engineering Speech

    Illegal Math? A state board in Oregon is punishing people for talking about traffic lights and any other “engineering” topics

    After Mats Järlström’s wife got a red-light camera ticket, Oregon fined him $500 for questioning its traffic light timing. Now he’s fighting back.

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