Tennessee AG Skrmetti Comments on Taylor Swift Debacle, Walmart and Google Settlements

Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti to the newsmaker line to discuss the Taylor Swift, Ticketmaster debacle and big settlement for the state from Walmart and Google.

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SLF Litigation Director Braden Boucek Discusses the Recent USDA Reward of $2.2 Billion for Racism

Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Litigation Director, Braden Boucek of Southeastern Legal Foundation in studio to discuss his recent article regarding bureaucracy, racism, and the United States Department of Agriculture scam.

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Southeastern Legal Foundation’s First Amendment Director Cece O’Leary Discusses America’s Biased College Campus Climates

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed attorney Cece O’Leary of Southeastern Legal Foundation and its director of 1A (First Amendment) violations to the newsmaker line to deep dive into the biased policies limiting freedom of speech on college campuses in America.

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Braden Boucek Reflects on Past Work at DOJ and as an Assistant United States Attorney

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Southeastern Legal Foundation Director of Litigation and guest all-star panelist, Braden Boucek in studio to discuss his past experience at the DOJ and as an Assistant United States Attorney.

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Guest All Star Panelist Braden Boucek on How the FBI Wastes Resources by Using Aggressive Enforcement

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Southeastern Legal Foundation Director of Litigation and guest all-star panelist, Braden Boucek in studio to discuss wasted resources by the FBI through aggressive enforcement and what it was like working at the Department of Justice under Mueller and Comey.

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Tennessee AG Skrmetti: ‘We Can’t Have a Functional Democracy’ When Administrative State Is Making Major Policy Decisions

Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Tennessee’s new Attorney General, Jonathan Skrmetti in studio to explain Title XI, the unelected administrative state, and the job’s biggest surprise.

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Braden Boucek Says Selection of Jonathan Skrmetti As TN AG a Win for Tennesseans

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Southeastern Legal Foundation Director of Litigation Braden Boucek to the newsmaker line to discuss the recent Tennessee state attorney general appointment of conservative Jonathan Skrmetti.

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Commentary: Nashville Sidewalk Extortion Faces Court Appeal

If you want to build a house, obviously you have to pay the owner for the land.Otherwise, it is theft. Property rights are the bedrock of a civil society. Just read the Constitution. Personal property rights are guaranteed even against the government by the Fifth Amendment.

If John Smith wants to build a house on land owned by Jane Doe, he purchases the land from her. But what happens when a local government wants to build a road or sidewalk across someone’s property? Unlike John Smith, the government can make Jane Doe sell, but the government must still pay fair value.

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Southeastern Legal Foundation’s Director of Litigation Braden Boucek Explains Nashville’s Sidewalk Extortion

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed The Southeastern Legal Foundation’s Braden Boucek to talk about Metro Nashville’s sidewalk extortion.

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Southeastern Legal Foundation’s Braden Boucek Explains Springfield, Missouri’s Equity Training Asking Teachers to Rate Themselves on Oppression Matrix Chart

Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Southeastern Legal’s Braden Boucek to the newsmakers line to explain the CRT lawsuit against the Springfield, Missouri public school board requiring equity training of its teachers.

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Biden Administration Hasn’t Responded to Court Injunctions on Loan Forgiveness Excluding White Farmers

Man in a blue shirt standing in a cornfield.

The White House hasn’t addressed the court-ordered injunctions against President Joe Biden’s loan forgiveness program that excludes white farmers.  The latest ruling came late last week through a Tennessee farmer’s challenge to the program’s alleged racial discrimination. United States District Judge Thomas Anderson agreed with the Tennessee farmer’s take on the program’s discriminatory practices, ruling the program unconstitutional and issuing a nationwide injunction to halt it on Thursday in the case, Holman v. Vilsack et al. Another federal judge in Wisconsin issued a similar ruling last month, and a little over two weeks ago a federal judge in a similar Florida case offered a concurring ruling. 

The Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) and Mountain States Legal Foundation (MSLF) brought the case with the latest ruling on behalf of Tennessee farmer Rob Holman. According to the Biden Administration’s loan forgiveness program in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Holman was ineligible for forgiveness on his farm loans solely because he’s white. According to the law, only “socially disadvantaged groups” were eligible for the program granting up to 120 percent of loan forgiveness, re-application for government backed loans, and a cash gift of 20 percent of the loan’s value to cover any income tax liability. Socially disadvantaged groups were defined as those with members who faced racial or ethnic prejudice.

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Southeastern Legal Foundation’s Braden Boucek on Anti-Racist Training: ‘Pits Us All Against Each Other’

Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Southeastern Legal Foundations director of litigation Braden Boucek to the newsmakers line to discuss a current lawsuit in Evanston, Illinois which misinterprets equality as equity.

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Nashville Think Tank Files Lawsuit Against Metro Nashville Over Sidewalks

Members of the Nashville-based Beacon Center of Tennessee this week filed a lawsuit against the city of Nashville on behalf of two homeowners that Metro officials forced to pay for public sidewalks.

Beacon officials said in an emailed press release that they are filing the case to prevent Metro officials from holding building permits hostage until individual property owners agree to pay for public infrastructure like sidewalks.

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The Beacon Center Vice President of Legal Affairs Braden Boucek Weighs in on School Voucher Ruling and Taking It to the Tennessee Supreme Court

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed the Vice President of Legal Affairs at The Beacon Center Braden Boucek to the show to discuss the recent ruling regarding the school voucher program in Tennessee.

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Nashville Court Dismisses Home-Based Business Lawsuit

  Nashville’s Chancery Court of Davidson County this week dismissed a lawsuit that a Grammy-winning producer and a hairstylist filed against the city’s regulations restricting home-based businesses. The Nashville-based free market think tank the Beacon Center of Tennessee assisted these two individuals, Lij Shaw and Pat Raynor. Beacon Vice President…

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New Tennessee Law Ruled Unconstitutional, Says Beacon Center Official

  A federal judge has halted enforcement of a new state law that state legislators passed earlier this year that forces online auctioneers to get a state license. This, according to Braden Boucek, vice president of legal affairs for the Nashville-based Beacon Center of Tennessee. Beacon is a free-market think…

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Other States Likely Monitoring Lawsuit Against Tennessee’s New ‘Online Auctioneer’ Law, Expert Says

  Legislators in other states likely want to duplicate a new Tennessee law that’s currently under a temporary restraining order, per a U.S. federal judge, said someone involved in the legal proceedings. As The Tennessee Star reported this week, U.S. District Court Judge Eli Richardson of the Middle District of…

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Beacon Center of Tennessee Files Suit Over New Online Auctioneer Law

  The Nashville-based Beacon Center of Tennessee has filed suit against a new law that state legislators passed earlier this year that forces online auctioneers to get a state license. This, according to a press release Beacon officials released Thursday. The same press release said the state exempts big online…

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Expert: Tennessee Regulators are ‘Tammany Hall Hucksters’

Adam Jackson, Alarm Board

A Tennessee businessman said he couldn’t sell his state-of-the-art security software because members of a state board told him no. But those regulators, specifically the five-member Alarm Systems Contractors’ Board, said that’s not true, because they never made a final decision on the matter. But go over the video and…

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Tennessee Loses Out on New Security Technology Due to State Regulations

Adam Jackson

A Tennessee man who sold state-of-the-art technology that could have kept the state’s churches and schools more secure lost a substantial sum of money because state officials wouldn’t grant him the right to do business. This, according to members of the Beacon Center of Tennessee, a Nashville-based free market think…

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