Niang and Stigers v. Carroll Appeal No. 16-3968

Amicus Brief

Niang and Stigers v. Carroll Appeal No. 16-3968

Amicus Brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Missouri’s licensing requirements violate both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Eighth Circuit Court should reverse the district court decision—which upheld the licensing regime as rationally related to the legitimate state interests of promoting the public health and protecting consumers from incompetence or fraud—and reject its rubber-stamp approach to rational basis review.

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