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Makeup artist challenges N.C. business restrictions on free-speech grounds

Esthetician Jasna Bukvic-Bhayani is suing the N.C. Board of Cosmetic Examiners because it won't let her open a school to teach hobbyists how to apply makeup. (Photo courtesy of Institute for Justice)
Esthetician Jasna Bukvic-Bhayani is suing the N.C. Board of Cosmetic Examiners because it won't let her open a school to teach hobbyists how to apply makeup. (Photo courtesy of Institute for Justice)
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From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 747: A Charlotte makeup artist wants to open a school to share her expertise. But a state regulatory board says no. To win state permission, Jasna Bukvic-Bhayani would be forced buy thousands of dollars of new equipment and expand her curriculum to include 500 hours of instruction in subjects other than makeup. So she is suing the state. Carolina Journal has covered her story. Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson explains why the Institute for Justice is pursuing the lawsuit on free-speech grounds.