Constitutional Law Video
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.
July 12, 2012
The Theodore L. Stiles Center for Liberty recently held a forum for the candidates running for position 9 on the Washington State Supreme Court. Bruce Hilyer, John Ladenburg, Sheryl McCloud and Richard Sanders each discussed why they should be the candidate to fill the vacancy on the Court. Watch the forum below:
April 25, 2012
The Supreme Court of the United States of America heard arguments in the lawsuits against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. In response, the Freedom Foundation held a conversation on the Supreme Court arguments and the forseeable impacts of Obamacare. We had an all-star panel to discuss the laws constitutionality, economic impact, threat to individual liberty and states rights, medical coverage and extension of Medicaid. They discus...Read more here
February 07, 2012
The Freedom Foundation has published a pocket-sized edition of the Washington State Constitution. Find out why in the latest Session Watch. And order your copy.
January 13, 2012
Should new neighbors have the power to shut down a long-established shooting range? Some legislators say "No way," and they've introduced House Bill 1508 to protect shooters and their ranges from regulations or lawsuits that threaten them.
October 17, 2011
It can be tricky to make the right decision when it comes to voting on an initiative. More often than not you dont have enough information to make a confident choice either way. But now you can get the unbiased facts about the 2011 Washington initiatives by reading our Initiative Guide! We cover everything you need to know to make a good decision about I-1125, I-1163, and I-1183, as well as SJR 8205 and SJR 8206.
August 11, 2011
Lawsuit challenges Tumwaters ban on political signs in rights-of-way
April 04, 2011
Since 2007, the Office of the Governor has invoked "executive privilege" nearly 500 times to withhold records from the public.
Why is that a problem? The Public Records Act says that public agencies must produce copies of records upon request unless a specific statutory exemption applies. Executive privilege is not one of the 300 exemptions listed in the law.
January 11, 2011
A weekly look at what's happening at the State Capitol during this legislative session. This week our panelists talk about the Governor's shake up, the supplemental budget, the State's credit rating and the Governor's "reforms".
December 22, 2010
In this week's episode we talk about our favorite and most awkward Christmas moments!
July 21, 2010
The Freedom Foundation is filing a lawsuit against Washington State Governor Gregoire for her misuse of power. The Freedom Foundation is arguing that the Governor does not have the right to make law, only to enforce it.
May 12, 2010
The Evergreen Freedom Foundation is suing the Washington State Department of Transportation over its refusal to release the drug and alcohol testing results of the crew of the M/V Wenatchee after the ferrys hard landing at Coleman Dock on August 30, 2009.
The Foundation requested investigative records related to the incident. The Department of Transportation provided numerous records, but redacted information related to the individual results of testing that occurred. ...Read more here
February 12, 2010
From the Reason Foundation comes this video which outlines why you shouldn't worry that your free speech rights are in jeopardy with the handing down of the Supreme Court ruling in the Citizen's United case.