In 2013, Steve entered politics as Director of Legal Studies at the Ayn Rand Institute, where he spent five years writing and speaking on a variety of legal and cultural topics. From there, he returned to law as Senior Litigation Counsel at the New Civil Liberties Alliance in Washington, D.C. About the Pacific Legal FoundationThe Pacific Legal Foundation is a national nonprofit legal organization that advocates for Americans threatened by government abuse and abuse. Since our inception in 1973, we have challenged the government for violating individual liberty and constitutional rights. With active cases in 34 states as well as Washington, D.C., PLF represents clients in state and federal courts, with 14 wins out of 16 cases heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Source: Pacific Legal Foundation Steve has spoken and written on a variety of legal and policy topics. He testified before Congress and briefed congressional staff. He has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows, including PBS News Hour, Stossel, and The Rubin Report. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. In 2014, Steve Lincoln was a member of the Claremont Institute. He is editor-in-chief of Defending Free Speech (ARI Press, 2016).
The Pacific Legal Foundation has filed two lawsuits against the CDC moratorium on behalf of property owners who argue that the moratorium violates the constitution`s separation of powers by bypassing Congress. One, Skyworks v. CDC, was the first lawsuit in the country in which a court ruled that the CDC did not have the legal authority to issue the eviction ban. News HomeImage by Paul Brennan on Pixabay DOCUMENTS FROM CASPritzel: AUGUST 26, 2021DOWNLOAD August 27, 2021 – Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a district court ruling declaring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention`s national moratorium on evictions illegal. In Alabama Association of Realtors v. Department of Health and Human Services, the court said the CDC had far exceeded the powers given to it by Congress in a 1944 law that allows the agency to control the spread of the disease across state borders. “It weighs on credulity to believe that this bill gives the CDC the broad authority it claims,” the six-member court majority said. “The government`s reading [of the law] would give the CDC a staggering amount of authority. It is difficult to see what measures this interpretation would place beyond the reach of the CDC. Steve received his law degree from New York Law School in 1994. After law school, he worked for a federal district judge in the Southern District of Florida and spent several years as a litigator at Shearman & Sterling.
For years, lower federal courts and numerous state courts have ruled on . The Federalist Society Student Section and Northwestern Law Student present You Don`t Get Freedom. Steve`s public interest career began in 2001 at the Institute for Justice, where he tried cases of free speech, campaign finance and economic freedom. Among other high-profile cases involving Steve, he was co-counsel in Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club, IJ`s successful challenge to the Arizona Supreme Court`s Public Campaign Finance Act. He was the lead litigator in SpeechNow.org against the FEC, a joint effort between IJ and the Institute for Free Speech that led to the creation of Super PAC. And he was co-counsel in Swedenburg v. Kelly, IJ`s successful challenge to New York`s ban on interstate wine transportation. When he`s not at work or spending time with his wife and three daughters, Steve is usually in the woods of his cabin on Shenandoah Mountain. “Today, the Supreme Court upheld what landlords have been arguing for nearly a year: that the CDC does not have the staggering power to prohibit evictions nationwide,” said Steve Simpson, senior counsel for the Pacific Legal Foundation, which represents landlords in several challenges to the eviction moratorium. Laws that impose an obligation on a group to house people during a pandemic have no place in a free society.
But if we want such laws, our Constitution requires them to come from Congress, not unelected bureaucrats. ».