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The U.S. Constitution and state constitutions guarantee certain rights. Too often, government violates those rights instead of protecting them. The Goldwater Institute is committed to constitutional rule of law and focuses on property rights, campaign finance, legislative terms, balance of power among levels of government, processes of judicial appointment, and state sovereignty, among others.

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  • Let's Dodge This Bullet

    Posted on October 17, 2004 | Type: In the News

    Buried under the ground in Waxahachie, Texas, sits the world's most expensive mushroom farm. The miles of abandoned concrete tunnels that were to be an economic engine now grow edible fungus. Numerous states, including Arizona, heavily courted the project, but Texas "won" and billions of dollars were poured into the so-called supercollider. Instead of putting Texas on the map as a leader in cutting-edge technology, Texas now claims the honor of hosting one very expensive mushroom farm.

  • How the Arizona Constitution Protects Taxpayers: The Importance of Safeguarding Article IX

    Posted on October 12, 2004 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Vicki Alger

    In 1965, the University of Florida football team faced a potentially devastating enemy-dehydration. University doctors set out to make a drink that would keep the team hydrated and winning. The product they made is now known the world over as Gatorade. Not only did Gatorade energize dehydrated football players, but once licensed to a soft drink company, it reaped handsome profits for the University of Florida and sparked an ongoing race for universities to discover more profitable products.

  • Goldwater Institute Releases The Reagan Vision

    Posted on October 01, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    Authors Brad Lips and Dan Lips will host a book signing and cocktail hour at the Goldwater Institute tonight at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of their new book, The Reagan Vision: How You Can Revive the Reagan Revolution.

  • U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Granholm v. Heald

    Posted on September 23, 2004 | Type: Amicus Brief | Author: Mark Brnovich

    The Goldwater Institute filed an amicus brief in Granholm v. Heald, now before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that wine distribution laws in states such as Arizona and Michigan violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

  • Goldwater Institute Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief to Overturn Prohibition on Out-of-State Wines

    Posted on September 23, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    The Goldwater Institute today filed an amicus brief in Granholm v. Heald, now before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that wine distribution laws in states such as Arizona and Michigan violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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