Atlantic Legal Foundation believes in, and advocates for, individual liberty in all of its forms. This includes the traditional freedoms of speech, religion, and association. But as some States’ Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns made clear, individual liberty also encompasses rights that most Americans long have taken for granted, such as the freedom to move from State to State or place to place, the freedom to assemble for worship or to gather with family, and the freedom to conduct and patronize businesses of all types and sizes.

With social media providing a platform to anyone who wishes to share their opinions on almost any subject, individual liberty also gives new meaning to freedom of the press, including the right not to be “cancelled” for expressing a different or unpopular point of view. And individual liberty also means the right to peaceably protest, without fear or sanction, actions taken by federal, state or local government officials.

Individual Liberty Amicus Briefs

ALF Brief Argues Federal Law Preempts California Ban On Sale Of USDA-Approved Poultry Product

Association des Éleveurs de Canards et d’Oies du Quebec v. Bonta, No. 22-472 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

December 9, 2022

ALF Amicus Brief Argues That School District’s Transgender Student Policy Violates Parental Rights

Parents Defending Education v. Linn-Mar Community School District, No. 22-2927 (8th Cir.)

November 9, 2022

First Amendment Scholars Urge Supreme Court To Review & Invalidate SEC “Gag Rule”

Romeril v. Securities and Exchange Commission, No. 21-1284 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

April 22, 2022

Amicus Coalition Again Urges Supreme Court To Review Mandatory Bar Dues That Fund Political Speech

McDonald v. Firth, No. 21-800 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

January 16, 2022

Coalition Brief Again Supports Exacting Scrutiny of Mandatory Bar Dues Used To Fund Political or Ideological Speech

Schell v. Darby, Chief Justice, Supreme Court, No. 21-779 (petition stage)

December 21, 2021

ALF Presses Supreme Court To Scrutinize Selective Exclusion Of Journalists From Government Briefings

John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, Inc. v. Tony Evers, Governor of Wisconsin, No. 21-388 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

October 11, 2021

ALF Advocates For School Choice In Supreme Court

Carson v. Makin, No. 20-1088 (Supreme Court) (merits stage)

September 9, 2021

Amicus Brief Urges Supreme Court To Review Constitutionality of Mandatory Bar Dues That Subsidize Political Speech

Crowe v. Oregon State Bar, No. 20-1678 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

June 30, 2021

ALF Enters Video Game Battle

Lenwood Hamilton v. Lester Speight, et al., No. 20-1123 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

March 2, 2021

NAM & ALF File Joint Amicus Brief Challenging California Donor Disclosure Requirement

Americans for Prosperity Foundation & Thomas More Law Center v. Bonta, Nos. 19-251 & 19-255 (Supreme Court) (merits stage)

March 1, 2021

ALF Amicus Brief Supports Meaningful Judicial Review of SEC Constitutional Challenge

Gibson v. Securities and Exchange Comm’n, No. 20-276 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

October 1, 2020

Does the FAA Preempt California’s Judicial Hostility Towards Arbitration Agreements?

Winston & Strawn LLP v. Ramos, No.18-1437 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

June 17, 2019

“Wholly Groundless” Authority: Can a Circuit Court Rewrite The FAA?

Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, No. 17-1272 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

August 21, 2018

Can a Court Resolve a Dispute By Providing No Relief Whatsoever?

Theodore H. Frank v. Paloma Gaos, No. 17-961 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

July 13, 2018

Anticompetitive Takings: Will The Supreme Court Revisit Kelo?

Violet Dock Port, Inc., LLC, v. St. Bernard Port, No. 17-1656 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

July 11, 2018

Under What Level Of Scrutiny Is Compelled Commercial Speech Reviewed?

CTIA – The Wireless Association v. Berkeley, No. 17-976 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

February 8, 2018

Should Stare Decisis Protect Compelled Political Speech And Association?

Janus v. AFSCME, No.16-1466 (Supreme Court) (petition-stage)

December 6, 2017

Yoga For Exercise Is Not Religious

Sedlock v. Baird, No. D064888 (Court of Appeal of the State of California Fourth Appellate District, Division One)

October 16, 2014

Disparate Treatment vs Disparate Impact: Should a Clause Intended To Ban Racial Discrimination Be Interpreted To Encourage It?

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., No. 13-1371 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

June 16, 2014

Varying Scrutiny: Should The Medium Determine The Level of Protection The First Amendment Affords?

Minority Television v. FCC, No. 13-1123 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

April 18, 2014

Are Covenants With The Land Compensable Under The Takings Clause?

Mariner’s Cove v. United States (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

July 15, 2013

Circuit Court Advances Policy Based Rationale Contradicting Supreme Court On Class Action Arbitration

American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

December 28, 2012

Administrative Deprivation: How Expensive is Due Process?

General Electrinc v. Jackson, (DC Cir.)

September 22, 2009

Is selling patient data protected by the First Amendment?

IMS Health v. Sorrell, (2nd Cir.)

July 13, 2009

Identity Politics: Does the Constitution Prohibit State Voter Identification Measures?

Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

December 10, 2007

Judicial Rewriting of Retirement Plans: Lump Sum Adjusted for Future Costs of Living

Williams v. Rohm and Hass Co., (7th Cir.) (in support for Defendant’s motion for rehearing en banc)

August 31, 2007

Freedom of Association: Conditioning Federal Funds on Military Recruiters’ Access to Campus

Rumsfeld v. Forum For Academic and Institutional Rights, (Supreme Court) (petition-stage)

July 15, 2005

Disparate Impact: Liability Created by Aggregate Decisions

Adams v. Florida Power, (Supreme Court) (merits stage)

February 25, 2002

Coercing Funds for Political Activism

University of Wisconsin v. Southworth (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

August 13, 1999

Virtuous Racism: Discrimination Against Members of the Majority

Adarand Constructors v. Pena, (US) (merits)

November 8, 1994

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