Amicus

DUNCAN V. NEVADA

Nevada created an education savings account program to expand school choice. Predictably, teacher unions challenged the law as unconstitutional. WILL filed an amicus brief in support of the law, which the Nevada Supreme Court found did not unconstitutionally spend public funds for a religious purpose.

ESPINOZA V. MONTANA DOR

The Montana Supreme Court struck down a popular scholarship tax credit program for violating its state constitution’s prohibition on providing any public funds, directly or indirectly, to religious institutions (private schools in this case). We filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case and rule that such “Blaine Amendments” in state constitutions are unconstitutional because they discrimination against religion.

LABORERS LOCAL 236 V. WALKER

Unions brought this suit in federal court seeking to overturn Act 10, arguing that it violated public employees’ First Amendment rights. WILL filed amicus briefs countering those arguments. The 7th Circuit concluded the law was constitutional.

MADISON TEACHERS V. WALKER

2011 Wisconsin Act 10 reformed collective bargaining for public sector employees. Unions sued to stop it, and WILL filed amicus briefs on behalf of employees who wanted the freedom to not pay union dues. Eventually, the Wisconsin Supreme Court declared Act 10 constitutional.

IBRAHIM V. MILWAUKEE

For decades, Milwaukee had an arbitrary limit on the number of taxi cab licenses issued by the city. WILL filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit brought by the Institute for Justice, and a court struck down the cap.