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Cheyenne Rejects Design Standards

The Cheyenne City Council wisely rejected design standards for property owners who invest in new buildings in the Cheyenne Business District (CBD) zone downtown. This decision took courage and a commitment to principle because some local architects and members of the Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors publically supported adding this additional layer of regulation on downtown property owners.

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Amy Edmonds and Charles Curley speak with Gary Freeman on KGAB about the election results and what they may mean for education reform in Wyoming

Amy Edmonds and Charles Curley speak with Gary Freeman on KGAB about the election results and what they may mean for education reform in Wyoming. November 7, 2014 – KGAB.

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Personal Attacks Don’t Change Facts

Letter to the editor published in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, September 28, 2014

As is often the case, those without a response to an argument resort to ad hominem attacks, as in Rodger McDaniel’s commentary, the rick think differently, in Saturday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

Former state of Wyoming pensioners, such as Mr. McDaniel, must understand that without reform they, like government workers in places such as Pritchard, Alabama, could be left standing at their mailboxes, waiting for a pension check that never arrives. 

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WyLiberty Attorneys Win Aggregate Contribution Limit Case

CHEYENNE – Judge Alan Johnson of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming approved a settlement in Brophy v. Maxfield today, halting the enforcement of a two-year aggregate contribution limit under Wyoming law. The settlement ends a lawsuit filed by Wyoming Liberty Group attorneys in July that challenged the aggregate limit as an unconstitutional violation of free speech.

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Laramie has a Free Speech Problem

This article was first published in the Laramie Boomerang on August 10, 2014. 

The city of Laramie is quick to remind residents where they cannot place political signs. However, the city should announce that residents may place political signs supporting any candidate.

As written, the city’s political sign regulations functionally treat signs differently depending on which candidate the political sign supports. Such regulations more closely resemble rules dictators use than the American constitutional system of democracy.

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WyLiberty Wins Free Speech Case for Minor Party and Independent Candidates

CHEYENNE, WY – Judge Alan B. Johnson of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming approved a settlement in the case Wills v. Maxfield today, issuing a consent order that halts enforcement of certain campaign finance laws against minor party and independent candidates and their contributors. The order comes a few weeks after the Wyoming Office of the Attorney General responded to a motion for preliminary injunction, agreeing that injunction should issue.

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Signs, Speech Everywhere in Cheyenne

(Disclaimer: This blog post contains photographs of political signs. Wyoming Liberty Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that cannot, and does not, endorse candidates. We can, however, champion the rights of free people to speak out about candidates, including through political signs.)

We won our lawsuit in Williams v. City of Cheyenne earlier this year, overturning Cheyenne’s restrictive sign ordinance that limited Cheyenne residents to displaying two political signs on their lots during election season. Now, election season is upon us, and many Cheyenne residents are exercising free speech with more than two signs.

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