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PHOENIX — The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled today the Goldwater Institute can challenge the actions of the State Board of Cosmetology to shut down a time-tested spa fish therapy that had been offered by nail salon owner Cindy Vong.
“Cindy Vong will get her day in court, and so will a government bureaucracy that has recklessly disrupted this business owner’s right to earn a living in a profession that offers no harm to the public,” said Clint Bolick, the Goldwater Institute’s litigation director.
The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick and Goldwater client Cindy Vong appeared on Fox 10 after the Arizona Court of Appeals heard arguments in the Spa Fish therapy case.
Goldwater Institute attorney Clint Bolick joined KFYI's Mike Broomhead shortly after arguing in the Arizona Court of Appeals for a small business owner's right to use Garra Rufa fish as a spa therapy.
A three-year legal battle has ended in a settlement, making way for Tom and Elizabeth Preston to open a tattoo studio in Tempe. The effort was derailed in 2007 when residents complained the business would hurt neighborhood-revitalization efforts and lower their property values.
Tom Preston said he and his wife got news of the settlement Thursday.
"We're super excited. Oh my gosh, we finally get to open," he said.
GILBERT, Ariz. -- A Maricopa County Superior Court judge began hearing a lawsuit Monday on whether the Arizona Board of Cosmetology can ban the practice of using toothless carp to remove dead skin during pedicures at one Gilbert salon.
A lawsuit filed by the independent government watchdog group the Goldwater Institute on behalf of salon owner Cindy Vong challenges whether the state can ban Vong from using Garra rufa fish, a 2-inch carp that doesn't have teeth.
The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick argued before a judge in the latest hearing on Goldwater's suit against the Board of Cosmetology for overstepping its authority and shutting down a spa owner for a giving fish pedicures.
The Goldwater Institute's Dr. Byron Schlomach joined KKNT's James Allen to discuss Climate-gate.
Goldwater Institute attorney Carrie Ann Sitren was live on KTVK Channel 3 to explain two new lawsuits filed by the Goldwater Institute--one against the City of Tempe and one against the Arizona Board of Cosmetology.
When the Arizona Board of Cosmetology told salon owner Cindy Vong she couldn't use small fish to eat the dead skin off of customers' feet--a popular Asian therapy--the Goldwater Institute decided to go to bat for her.
Phoenix--Like countless enterprising American immigrants before her, Cindy Vong came up with an inspired business idea.