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Constitutional Rights
Defending Indian Children from Tribal Court’s Jurisdictional Games

The Goldwater Institute filed a brief today in the Arizona Court of Appeals urging the judges to reject an effort..

Constitutional Rights
Goldwater to Supreme Court: Government Shouldn’t Discriminate Based on Race—Even on the Sly

The Goldwater Institute joined a coalition of anti-discrimination groups to file a brief yesterday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to..

Constitutional Rights
Supreme Court Justices Question Civil Asset Forfeiture

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that when the government confiscates a car under the “civil asset forfeiture” laws, it..

Goldwater Institute Asks AZ Supreme Court to Ensure Just Compensation for Property Owners

The Goldwater Institute filed a brief in the Arizona Supreme Court today asking the justices to reverse a lower court’s..

How the Courts Made the Homeless Crisis Worse

The autopsy says Geoffrey Rugwiro died from blunt-force trauma. But Rugwiro—a 47-year-old homeless man murdered in Phoenix last spring—was a..

Constitutional Rights
Supreme Court Should Overrule Ninth Circuit’s Disastrous Homelessness Rule

Five years ago, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case called Martin v. City of Boise that radically..

Social Media Companies Have Free Speech Rights, Too

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a pair of cases challenging laws in Texas and Florida that sharply..

Constitutional Limits
Goldwater Asks Texas Supreme Court to Protect Constitutional Rights of Lone Star Taxpayers

Goldwater Institute lawyers were in the Texas Supreme Court this morning to argue against the constitutionality of public sector labor..

Constitutional Rights
Frederick Douglass Knew That Liberty Means the Freedom of Self-Responsibility

Today is the day that abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass chose to celebrate as his birthday. Those born into slavery,..

Constitutional Rights
Goldwater Asks AZ Supreme Court to Uphold Rights of Taxpayers and Public Employees

Goldwater Institute lawyers were in the Arizona Supreme Court this morning to ask the justices to support the rights of..

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