Wow, that’s a hard one. From an emotional standpoint (and yes, we get emotional about our cases even though we’re lawyers), probably my toughest case was Meadows v. Odom, where we challenged the constitutionality of a Louisiana law that requires florists to have a government-issues license in order to work, just like doctors or lawyers.
Our lead client, Sandy Meadows, was a widow in Baton Rouge who never finished high school and whose only vocational skill was making flower arrangements. But the florist licensing exam was so outdated and so subjective that she couldn’t pass it. (Nor could most other people—the pass rate on the florist exam was 33%, compared with 61.5% for the Louisiana Bar exam.)
Long story short, I was unable to convince the judge to strike down the law, and when the Louisiana Flower Police found out Sandy was managing the floral department of an Albertsons grocery store without a license, they threatened to shut it down. The store had no choice but to let Sandy go, leaving her unemployed and destitute. She died about two months later, alone and in poverty because the state of Louisiana wouldn’t let her work as a florist without a rinky-dink license and a federal judge wouldn’t do anything about it. That was a very tough case for me.
He is currently doing an AmA. I encourage anyone who doesn’t know who the Institute for Justice is to do some research on them. Anytime someone says libertarians don’t care about the poor, refer them to the institute for Justice. They are purely non-profit, they don’t charge their clients, and they sue governments on behalf of people whom cannot afford to in order to knock down legislation that holds the client back from being business owners. They are highly influential and have been involved with many different Supreme Court cases (and won 80%).
im actually laughing so hard at this
tHE GUY WITH THE CAMERA HAS THE PUREST CANADIAN ACCENT I’VE EVER HEARD OMFG
this is so canadian i shit a beaver
as i canadian i can tell you this is 100% of what we do all the time
i read the accent comment before i watched the video and then i couldn’t hear an accent so i was really confused until i realized that since I’m Canadian thats what I sound like
that is actually a perfect description