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Livingston v. Becerra

Head Start programs across the United States provide education and other services to approximately 850,000 children living at or below the poverty line. In November 2021, President Biden announced five federal vaccine mandates, including one for Head Start teachers and the one million Head Start...

State of the Unions – Chicago Magazine

This article by Edward Robert McClelland was published October 24, 2022 on As other Midwestern states restrict labor’s power, an amendment on the Illinois ballot would further protect it here. Bruce Rauner hated unions. But as a Republican governor with a Democratic legislature, he...

Judge Strikes Down Federal Vaccine Mandate for Head Start Program – Newsmax

The following article written by Luca Cacciatore appeared September 22, 2022 on A federal district court in Louisiana ruled Thursday that the government cannot require teachers and staff within the Head Start early education program to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Judge Terry A. Doughty also ruled...

Biden’s Vaccine, Mask Mandate Suffers Another Blow – Townhall

The following article written by Leah Barkoukis appeared September 22, 2022 on The Biden administration’s vaccine and mask mandate suffered another legal blow on Wednesday, when a federal judge in Louisiana ruled the government cannot force Head Start teachers, staff, and volunteers to be...

Federal Judge Eliminates Federal School Mask, Vaccine Mandates – Breitbart News

The following article written by Breccan F. Thies appeared September 21, 2022 on A federal judge ruled Wednesday that federal school mask and vaccine mandates cannot be enforced because “liberty interests of individuals … outweigh any interest generated by the mandatory administration of vaccines.” The...

A Big Labor Takeover in Illinois – Wall Street Journal

Amendment 1 would further entrench the power of public unions. This article by The Editorial Board was published Aug 29, 2022 on Public unions already dominate government in Illinois, and Democratic lawmakers now want to amend the constitution to entrench that power and block...

Sachen v. Illinois State Board of Elections

Illinois is a union state. Public sector unions hold a tight grip on politicians, state and local budgets, and even dictate whether kids can go to school in person. Illinoisans who have been working hard to fight against the union power monopoly are now facing...

Etherton v. Biden

Elizabeth Etherton is a veteran teacher at Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. She has served preschool students for over 15 years. Over the last two years she has taught from home, adapted her curriculum to constantly changing demands and followed necessary protocols to keep...

Connolly v. Lightfoot

Chicago and Cook County, Illinois, residents have faced some of the most stringent and legally questionable COVID restrictions in the country. They have been masked for nearly the entire pandemic and Chicago families have been forced to fight for schools to simply reopen. Now, just...

The Supreme Court and the Federal Vaccine Mandate: What You Should Know

The Issue: Why is the Supreme Court hearing challenges to the federal vaccine mandate? In September, President Biden announced that the federal government would require all Americans who work for private companies with 100 or more employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine mandate or face...

Brick v. Biden

Teachers in Head Start programs that did not have vaccine and mask mandates prior to the HHS directive have filed a federal lawsuit against President Joe Biden and federal officials to challenge the government’s gross intrusion and overreach.

Newsmax: Fighting Vaccine Mandates

Brandon Trosclair and LJC's Daniel Suhr appeared on John Bachman Now to discuss taking the fight against the Biden Administration’s federal vaccine mandate to the Supreme Court. 

Conner v. Biden

On September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced his intent to issue a slate of federal vaccine mandates to impact nearly every American worker. The President declared that federal employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19, including members of the U.S. military. He also announced a...

Nolechek’s Meats v. USDA and FSIS

In yet another example of what is becoming a familiar tactic, the Biden Administration is using a food inspection agency to implement its partisan public health agenda. But with the help of the Liberty Justice Center, a small, family-run business in Wisconsin is fighting back....

The TODAY Show: Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate

On the TODAY Show, Brandon Trosclair, a small business owner from Louisiana, and Buck Dougherty, senior attorney at Liberty Justice Center, discussed their lawsuit challenging the Biden Administration's federal vaccine mandate.

Federal Court Suspends Federal Vaccine Mandate

To schedule an interview, contact Kristen Williamson at [email protected] or 773-809-4403. Brandon Trosclair, Louisiana business owner, filed his lawsuit with attorneys from the Liberty Justice Center and Pelican Institute to stop vaccine mandate – mandate now on hold for all Americans NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 6, 2021) — Louisiana business...

BST Holdings, LLC v. OSHA

On November 4, 2021, the Liberty Justice Center and the Pelican Institute for Public Policy filed suit in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the Biden Administration from imposing an illegal COVID-19 vaccine mandate on nearly 100 million Americans. In September, President Biden...

Who is Brandon Trosclair and why is he fighting the OSHA vaccine mandate

Brandon Trosclair is a hardworking Louisiana native, husband, and father of two who’s involved in his community. A second generation supermarket owner who employs several hundred people, Trosclair feels grateful not only to be living the American dream but to also be able to provide...

Sean Hannity Show: Defending Religious Freedom

Daniel Suhr, Managing attorney at the Liberty Justice Center, joined The Sean Hannity show to discuss Panozzo v. Riverside Healthcare, a new case filed on behalf of six nurses in Illinois whose religious exemptions were denied.

Panozzo v. Riverside Healthcare

The Liberty Justice Center is representing six nurses in Panozzo v. Riverside Healthcare who are being forced by their employer to choose between their sincere religious beliefs and their livelihoods.

Experts debate legality of Biden’s vaccine mandate – ABC 7 News

This following article by Brooke Conrad appeared on September 15, 2021 on WJLA News. HUNT VALLEY, Md. (SBG) — Legal experts are weighing in on whether President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate will hold up in court. Some say the federal government does have the right to...

Hart v. Facebook

The Liberty Justice Center is fighting back against free speech violations and censorship in Hart v. Facebook, a federal lawsuit filed against Facebook, Twitter, U.S. President Joe Biden and the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

Illinois rental owners file new lawsuit to end illegal federal eviction ban

Illinois property owners filed a federal lawsuit challenging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) latest illegal eviction ban. While the Biden Administration claims the eviction ban provides relief to struggling Americans, it does so by passing on hardships to other Americans—property owners.

Rahman v. CDC

Americans’ property rights are under attack from the federal government. Rahman v. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeks to restore those rights by challenging the eviction moratoriums that are hurting entrepreneurs and families in Illinois and across the country. Last year, the U.S. Centers...

Republicans to appeal judge’s ruling on Gov. Pritzker’s gatherings ban

“Today’s order is disappointing but we are confident in our argument in favor of political parties’ right to equal treatment to exercise their First Amendment rights. We are immediately appealing the decision,” said Patrick Hughes, president and co-founder of the Liberty Justice Center.

Illinois Right to Life v. Pritzker

Illinois Gov. Pritzker willingly excuses certain organizations and First Amendment expressions from the limits in his executive orders, but not the rest of Illinois – including Illinois Right to Life.

Illinois GOP Sues Gov. Pritzker Over Ban on Large Gatherings – WTTW News

Illinois Republican Party v. Pritzker challenges Illinois Gov. J.B. Prtizker’s ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. The lawsuit highlights the arbitrary nature of the Executive Order as some groups can gather while other groups face restrictions. The lawsuit petitions the court to allow...

GOP Sues Pritzker Seeking Exemption From 10-Person Limit – AP News

Illinois Republican Party v. Pritzker challenges Illinois Gov. J.B. Prtizker’s ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. The lawsuit highlights the arbitrary nature of the Executive Order as some groups can gather while other groups face restrictions. The lawsuit petitions the court to allow...

Illinois GOP Sue Over State’s Ten-Person Gathering Cap – Bloomberg Law

Illinois Republican Party v. Pritzker challenges Illinois Gov. J.B. Prtizker’s ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. The lawsuit highlights the arbitrary nature of the Executive Order as some groups can gather while other groups face restrictions. The lawsuit petitions the court to allow...

Republicans sue Pritzker over ban on gatherings

The Illinois Republican Party and three local Republican party committees have filed a federal lawsuit against Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker over his ban on gatherings of more than 10 people.

Illinois Republican Party v. Pritzker

This lawsuit highlights the selectivity and arbitrary nature of Pritzker’s Executive Order regarding group gatherings. While Gov. Pritzker grants carve-outs to organizations he likes, other groups are limited to gatherings of 10 people.

Vugo v. City of Chicago

Chicago's ban on advertisements in and on ridesharing vehicles – but not in or on taxis and other vehicles – violates drivers' and advertisers' constitutional rights to free speech and equal protection.

Unintended consequences of a plastic bag ban

Not only does the ban violate the rights of businesses and consumers to choose how to transport their goods, but there are also reasons why this ban might not even be good for Chicagoans’ health

Dick Durbin’s ‘candy-flavored’ addiction

Sen. Dick Durbin, long known for his anti-smoking campaigns, released a new report Monday alleging that e-cigarette companies target youth smokers, and then proposing a new set of Food and Drug Administration regulations for the products. Durbin’s 40-page report urges a slew of restrictions on e-cigarette marketing...