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  • June 20, 2019    |   Economic Liberty

    Louisiana Hair Braiding

    Louisiana Hair Braiders Fight For Right To Earn An Honest Living

    Can the government require hundreds of hours of training and an expensive license for any job?  That is the question that the Institute for Justice (IJ) and three hair braiders have put before a court in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where the State Board of Cosmetology has grossly overstepped the constitutional line by attempting to license…

  • May 21, 2019    |   First Amendment

    Mandan, ND Mural

    Mandan's "mural police" goes after art the city does not like

    The First Amendment does not let government officials play art critic. But that’s what officials in Mandan, North Dakota, have been doing. The city mandates that anyone who wants to display a mural first secure its permission. And to get that permission, Mandan requires applicants to change their mural’s design, color and content. The city…

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