Litigation

On topics as diverse as federal health care, protecting freedom of speech and protecting taxpayers and business owners, the Goldwater Institute ensures that government at all levels adheres to the constitution by standing up for taxpayers’ rights in court.

Equal Protection for Indian Children

Published January 4, 2017

Author Jon Riches

The Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Government has long been a leader in challenging unconstitutional government subsidies to private businesses and organizations. Among the most egregious of these abuses is a practice called “release time.” Under release time, government employees are “released” from the jobs they were hired ...

Published November 15, 2016

Author Christina Sandefur

The Goldwater Institute and the Liberty Justice Center filed this case to protect the rights of people who want to offer their private homes to overnight guests, but who have been deprived of the right to do so by a complicated new Chicago ordinance that imposes confusing and unfair new ...

Published February 3, 2015

Author Jared Blanchard

Mandatory state bar associations—like unions, student organizations, and other mandatory groups—have a special privilege:  the law allows them to collect money from people who would rather not give it. With that special privilege comes a special responsibility to not spend that money on politics and other activities irrelevant ...

Published September 11, 2013

Author Christina Sandefur

Supporters of Medicaid expansion propose to fund Arizona’s share of the massive new program by charging a “provider tax” to hospitals. But they encountered a roadblock: to shield themselves from one of the most widely abused government powers, Arizonans in 1992 overwhelmingly enacted a constitutional requirement that 2/3 ...

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