Economic Liberty: Protecting Businesses and Entreprenuers

Economic liberty

Entrepreneurs and businesses that power our economy need laws that favor competition – not incumbent players. Our goal is to help you innovate and make a living.

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Every American has the right to earn a living and to pursue the American dream. Unfortunately, too often overzealous government regulations get in the way. The Liberty Justice Center stands up for the entrepreneurs and business owners who are the lifeblood of the American economy. Through our defense of free speech, we free businesses to serve their communities without cumbersome restrictions.

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Leveling the playing field

In New York City, taxis can show advertisements but rideshare vehicles like Uber and Lyft can’t. We’ve asked the Supreme Court to recognize commercial free speech equally.

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Liberty Justice Center & VUGO, Inc. ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear case arguing for commercial advertising in Uber, Lyft and other rideshare vehicles

(Jan. 7, 2020) The Liberty Justice Center, the public interest law firm behind the 2018 Supreme Court victory in Janus v. AFSCME, has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that challenges bans on advertising in Uber, Lyft and other rideshare vehicles.

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Chicago Overstepping with Streaming Tax, Users Tell Ill. Court – Law 360

(Sept. 19, 2019) The city of Chicago’s amusement tax on streaming services like Netflix is an unconstitutional overreach of its authority, a state appellate panel heard Thursday in a first-of-its-kind test of a city’s streaming tax.

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Chicago Alderman Wants “Robot Tax” – Illinois Policy Institute

(Feb. 14, 2019) As Amazon considers pulling its HQ2 out of New York City, Chicago is considering imposing a “robot tax” on companies looking to automate their way around high labor costs.

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Victory for free speech and economic liberty, Chicago passes ordinance allowing commercial advertising in rideshare vehicles

(Dec. 11, 2018) In a victory for free speech and economic liberty, the City of Chicago passed an amendment to allow commercial advertising in and on rideshare vehicles as part of its 2019 Revenue Ordinance.

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Economic liberty

Entrepreneurs and businesses that power our economy need laws that favor competition – not incumbent players. Our goal is to help you innovate and make a living.

About the issue

Every American has the right to earn a living and to pursue the American dream. Unfortunately, too often overzealous government regulations get in the way. The Liberty Justice Center stands up for the entrepreneurs and business owners who are the lifeblood of the American economy. Through our defense of free speech, we free businesses to serve their communities without cumbersome restrictions.

The Facts

Leveling the playing field

In New York City, taxis can show advertisements but rideshare vehicles like Uber and Lyft can’t. We’ve asked the Supreme Court to recognize commercial free speech equally.

Do what’s right for your business

Are government regulations standing in the way of you pursuing the American dream?

Tell us your story

Join the fight

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