Tag Archives: Legal Advocacy

BREAKING: DC Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc in Conflict Minerals Case

In August, two judges of the D.C. Circuit (over a strong dissent by Judge Srinivasan) issued an opinion holding that this corporate disclosure rule violates the freedom of speech of publicly traded corporations. With the full court’s denial of en banc rehearing, the D.C. Circuit leaves a dangerous precedent in place. More »

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Tim Danahey Show Interviews Ron Fein On Corporate Personhood In IFA v. Seattle

On Thursday, July 30, Ron Fein joined the Tim Danahey radio show to discuss our amicus brief in the case, International Franchise Association v. Seattle. In this interview, Fein discusses the era of corporate personhood, the Fourteenth Amendment, and how the International Franchise Association is claiming access and protection by this amendment. Stream the interview after the jump. More »

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FSFP And Partners File Amicus Brief Defending The City Of Los Angeles And Its Hotel Worker “Living Wage Ordinance”

Free Speech For People, Courage Campaign, Equal Justice Society and Western Center on Law and Poverty, filed an amicus brief supporting the City of Los Angeles and its new hotel worker “living wage” ordinance against an Equal Protection Clause challenge from the American Hotel & Lodging Association. More »

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FSFP And Partners File Joint Brief In US Court of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit Defending Seattle Wage Law

Seattle’s living wage law should be upheld against claims by the International Franchise Association and other industry trade groups that it violates alleged rights of corporations under the U.S. Constitution, Free Speech For People, Courage Campaign, Equal Justice Society, and Demos argue in an amicus brief filed today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. More »

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FSFP Filed An Amicus Brief in Grocery Manufacturers Association, et. al. v. William H. Sorrell, Attorney General

Free Speech For People has filed an amicus brief before the federal district court in Vermont in defense of Vermont’s recently-passed law requiring the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering. The law requires food sold in Vermont that was … More »

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