Associated Builders and Contractors of Arkansas v. Perez
- Case Date: 8/12/2016
- Project Name: Civil Justice Reform
On August 12, 2016, WLF filed a brief with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas seeking to have the Department of Labor’s new Persuader Rule struck down for violating the First Amendment. As WLF’s brief argued, the new rule facially discriminates based on the content of speech and cannot withstand strict scrutiny because it fails to directly advance any compelling government interest and its mandates are not the least restrictive means to advance the rule’s supposed objective. By aggressively reinterpreting the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, DOL seeks to create leverage against entities that counsel the management side of labor disputes. Forcing them to publicize their disbursements makes it easier to stir up opposition to their provision of legal services. WLF’s brief was prepared with substantial pro bono assistance from Thomas Julin of the Gunster Yoakley & Stewart law firm and Kevin Crass of the Friday Eldredge & Clark law firm.
|Awaiting oral argument.|
More Information and Downloads:
|8/12/2016: Download the Brief|
|Press Release: WLF Asks Arkansas Federal Court to Strike Down DOL Persuader Rule as Violating First Amendment|