The Puerto Rico Institute for Economic Liberty is also a public interest legal action group that works to advance the principles of free market, individual liberty, rule of law, property rights, and limited and efficient government in Puerto Rico and the United States. We take on a wide variety of issues that promote economic liberty and free markets for the people.

We help citizens in seemingly impossible situations. All our work is provided at no charge to the people, thanks to the generosity of others who want to help make a difference. We use strategic litigation and outreach to secure economic liberties and a free market for Puerto Rico’s residents, workers, consumers, entrepreneurs, and business owners.


Papers, legal articles, presentations, and other documents presenting the legal perspective of ILE on matters affecting our society.

Separation and delegation of powers in the context of Covid-19 executive orders and its impact on individual freedom

Position paper presented during the Congress entitled "Access to Justice in the Administrative Process" held at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, on the separation and delegation of powers in the context of executive orders covered by the indefinite declaration of emergency by Covid-19 and its impact on individual freedom.

Amicus Curiae

Cases in which ILE is not a party of the litigation but that is permitted by the court to be an advisor.

Damien Robles Sanchez, et al. v. Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, et al.

Amicus brief before Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court, in support of the certiorari of the petitioners, to argue the retroactive application of the special tax to the beneficiaries of tax exemption decrees, since it is ultra vires that undermines the pre-existing contractual obligations of the petitioners in violation of their constitutional right that protects them against it.

Ángel Manuel Ortiz-Díaz, et al. v. United States, et al.

Amicus brief before the Supreme Court of the United States, in support of the certiorari of the petitioners, to present the argument that cockfighting prohibition violates individual liberty and harms Puerto Rico’s ability to fight poverty, low labor participation, and income inequality.


ILE is challenging COVID-19 Regulations and Orders Imposed by Executive Order.

While COVID-19 is a serious concern and certain precautions may be prudent to reduce its rate of spread including vaccination, it is important that the government follows the law when mandating extraordinary and wide-reaching pandemic rules. No one is above the law, not even in a declared emergency or pandemic. It is important that under the aegis of public safety, federal, state, and local governments do not violate constitutional law by implementing regulations and emergency orders by executive decree.

ILE has been working overtime to ensure the constitutional guardrails on the Administrative State’s pandemic response.

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