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  • Trading Grapes Policy Forum to Feature Speakers Favoring Direct Shipment of Out-of-State Wine

    Posted on November 11, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-On Tuesday, November 18, 2003, the Goldwater Institute will hold a policy forum to discuss reform of Arizona statutes prohibiting direct shipment of out-of-state wine to consumers. At the event, Goldwater Constitutional Studies Director Mark Brnovich will present a new report, Trading Grapes: The Case for Direct Wine Shipments in Arizona, explaining how Arizona's ban on direct shipment violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, raises prices for consumers, and hurts Arizona's domestic wine industry. Brnovich will call for repeal of the ban.

  • Disparity in Disability Rates: Research Identifies 40 Districts With Unusually High Hispanic Disability Rates

    Posted on October 23, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-In a policy brief released today by the Goldwater Institute, Children First America vice president Matthew Ladner identifies 40 Arizona school districts and charter schools with unusually high Hispanic special education rates. "This is further evidence of a disturbing pattern," Ladner says. "Nationwide, schools are mislabeling minority children as disabled and wrongly assigning them to special education programs."

  • Constitutional Scholar Expresses Support for Lawsuit Challenging Arizona's "Wine Cartel"

    Posted on October 08, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    Phoenix-Goldwater Institute constitutional studies director Mark Brnovich expressed support for an Institute for Justice lawsuit filed today in federal court, challenging what Brnovich called "Arizona's wine cartel. We've got a clear case of restraint-of-trade here," Brnovich said.

  • Goldwater Scholar Applauds Appeals Court Decision in Bailey Case, Warns Property Rights Still Not Safe in Arizona

    Posted on October 02, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    Goldwater Institute constitutional studies director Mark Brnovich applauded yesterday's decision by the Arizona Court of Appeals in the case of Bailey v. Myers, which pitted brake shop owner Randy Bailey against the City of Mesa.

  • Hibbs v. Winn

    Posted on October 01, 2003 | Type: Press Release | Author: Mark Brnovich

    Phoenix-A Goldwater Institute scholar lauded the United States Supreme Court's decision yesterday to accept certiorari in the case of Hibbs v. Winn, which involves a challenge to Arizona's tuition tax credit. Mark Brnovich, director of the Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies, said that the case is important to the survival of Arizona's revolutionary scholarship tax credit system, which allows individual taxpayers to contribute up to $500 to help children attend private schools. Approximately 20,000 children currently benefit from the system.

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