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 04, 2013
After years of work and a major lawsuit, the Freedom Foundation has convinced Washington's executive branch to obey open government laws. Gov. Inslee this week rejected the position of former Gov. Gregoire and handed over documents long hidden under the guise of "executive privilege."
April 04, 2013
OLYMPIA — The Freedom Foundation, an Olympia-based think tank promoting fiscal responsibility and transparency in government, scored an important victory Tuesday evening when Gov. Jay Inslee’s office rejected his predecessor’s dubious claims of executive privilege and provided the...Read more here
March 14, 2013
“Sticks and stones can break my bones ... but political speech can really hurt me.” That apparently is the sentiment of 55 members of the Washington State House of Representatives who passed a Joint Memorial calling for a constitutional amendment to allow the state and federal...Read more here
February 21, 2013
The Legislature can’t pass the tax increase it needs to fund the education ‘reforms’ mandated by the McCleary decision as long as the two-thirds majority requirement remains in force. So why hasn’t the court made its ruling yet?
February 19, 2013
Over the next few weeks I’ll be travelling the state to give educational talks about the right of self-defense. My presentation will trace the history of this right, with a particular focus on how Americans incorporated it into both the U.S. Constitution and their state...Read more here
December 26, 2012
Karl Tricamo never imagined that it would be especially controversial when he decided to plant a garden in his yard in order to secure cheap, nutritious, organic produce for his family.
December 19, 2012
A couple of weeks ago I was very honored to be asked to say a few words about religious liberty at a menorah lighting hosted by the Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County.
October 12, 2012
The Seattle Times ran an interesting op-ed yesterday written by Alex Narvaez, a dentist who thinks the state needs to make it easier for "midlevel" dental providers to help improve Washingtonians' smiles. This is an excellent idea!
September 28, 2012
The Tea Party is racist. That is where University of Washington professor Matt Barreto has staked his academic claim. Of course, Barreto is a government employee, so he has a glaring conflict of interest in criticizing a group whos organizing principle is limiting government power, spending,...Read more here
September 20, 2012
This morning, the Washington State Supreme Court heard arguments in the case Freedom Foundation v. Gregoire. The case challenges the governor's use of executive privilege to withhold public records.