Constitutional Law Blog Posts

Constitutional Law Blog Posts

The Freedom Foundation's Theodore L. Stiles Center for Liberty advances the rule of law and a legal climate where individuals can exercise their fundamental liberties and government is limited to its proper role.

We seek to defend individuals against government encroachments upon their rights; unite lawyers who believe that the purpose of the law is to protect liberty; promote a judiciary that embraces its obligation to interpret the constitution; and expand the public's understanding of the rule of law.

We accomplish these goals through public interest litigation, filing amicus curiae briefs in state and federal courts, hosting events on significant legal issues, and publishing resources about the state constitution and the state courts.

April 13, 2014
     

I-1329: Amend the First Amendment?

A group of corporations is raising money for a political campaign to get corporate money out of political campaigns.

March 20, 2014
     

Tiny Town Shows Big Problem with Big Government

Even the tiny Town of Ruston shows the risks of government run amok.

February 04, 2014
     

Continuing the Fight for Government Transparency

This morning a Senate Committee heard testimony on a proposed constitutional amendment that would overturn the Washington Supreme Court's reprehensible decision to give the governor's office a special "Get Out of Transparency Free" card. The Freedom Foundation's General Counsel, Dave Roland, has...Read more here

January 31, 2014
     

Freedom Foundation sues to ensure well-informed voters

Voters deserve to hear both sides before casting a ballot. This is both common sense and state law, and it's why Freedom Foundation has sued Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall over her February 2014 Voters' Pamphlet.

January 21, 2014
     

Harris v. Quinn: Justices may strike down SEIU monopoly

The Freedom Foundation's Dave Roland provides analysis and insight in the latest U.S. Supreme Court case where workers stand up for their rights against labor union monopolies and their big government enablers.

November 26, 2013
     

Sharing Thanksgiving Blessings

This Thursday, most of us will gather with family, enjoy a gigantic meal, and contemplate things for which we are thankful. But not all of us. In Olympia, relying exclusively on food, money, and time donated by good-hearted people, Ben and Denise Charles are trying to make sure even the homeless...Read more here

November 01, 2013
     

Bipartisan Support Emerging For Government Transparency Amendment

Could a build-up of bipartisan support mean that a constitutional amendment to secure government transparency is on the horizon for voters? 

October 30, 2013
     

Op-Ed: Constitutional amendment would ensure access to governor’s public records

In an op-ed published by The Seattle Times, David Roland, Director of the Stiles Center for Liberty at the Freedom Foundation, explains what it will take to reverse the Washington Supreme Court's ruling to grant the governor's office executive privilege. 

October 18, 2013
     

Help Us Secure Government Transparency!

The Washington State Supreme Court granted the governor's office "executive privilege," an imaginary power that allows governors to withhold public documents from the people. Even if a governor does not invoke this power, we can only ensure transparency when it becomes part of the Washington...Read more here

October 17, 2013
     

Washington Supreme Court Justices Big Fans of Nikola Tesla, Richard Nixon

Today a majority of the justices on the Washington Supreme Court have accomplished a feat that would impress famed scientist Nikola Tesla: generating power out of thin air! Although this would be a great thing if we were talking about electricity, the court's ruling only generates power that allows...Read more here