Another State Supreme Court Stands Up for Economic Liberty

On Monday the Georgia Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mary Jackson, a veteran lactation consultant with decades of experience, who is fighting a 2018 state law that requires lactation consultants to obtain a government-issued occupational license before they are allowed to give professional advice about breastfeeding. “We have long interpreted the Georgia Constitution,” the court said in Jackson v. Raffensperger, “as protecting a right to work in one’s chosen profession free from unreasonable government interference.”

It was a welcome win for economic liberty. It was also, as I noted, the latest example of a state supreme court doing something

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