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.

Covid-19

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.

Rodríguez Vélez, et al. v.
Hon. Pedro R. Pierluisi Urrutia

Federal lawsuit concerning vaccine mandate of public employees - Lawsuit at the United States First District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, to modify the vaccine mandate and its disproportionate burden to unvaccinated public employees, as established on Executive Order No. 2021–058.

Tropical Chill Corp., et al. v.
Hon. Pedro R. Pierluisi Urrutia

Federal lawsuit concerning vaccine mandate in the private sector - Lawsuit at the United States First District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, to eliminate the compulsory vaccination and “Vacu-ID” requirement for workers and private businesses, as established on Executive Orders Nos. 2021-062–064 and Department of Health Ruling 138-A.

Amicus Curiae

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

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.

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