Tyler Martinez

Senior Attorney

Tyler has practiced First Amendment and election law since 2011. In addition to his work as a litigator, Tyler is a lecturer on First Amendment, campaign finance, nonprofit tax, and administrative law. On these topics, he has educated lawyers and law students, and taught continuing legal education seminars. He earned his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School, while winning accolades for his advocacy skills and serving as Executive Editor of the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law and President of the school’s Federalist Society.

Tyler is licensed to practice law in Colorado and the District of Columbia. He is further admitted to the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, D.C. Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Tenth Circuit, and various district courts across the country.

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Pena v. Horan

California’s De Facto Handgun Ban is Unconstitutional

California has imposed many unconstitutional requirements upon handguns to limit purchases. By requiring non-standard or non-existent features, the state has effectively created a ban on handguns. As a result, California residents are being unfairly denied their Second Amendment protected rights. 

Rayco, LLC v. Bernhardt

Fighting to Save the Family Legacy

Emerson and Fay Ray were a young couple, recently married, when they first came to California. It was the height of the Great Depression and Emerson had heard he might be able to get a job in California pouring concrete. Now the government is threatening to destroy the legacy they built for their family.

Wilderness Society v. Trump

Even Presidents Aren't Above the Law

President Clinton and President Obama created two illegal national monuments in rural Utah, causing serious economic harm to the hard-working westerners who live in the area. President Trump reversed the land grab but was sued for his efforts to restore the rule of law.

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Elites Will Rule If Sheldon Whitehouse Gets His Wish

MSLF attorney Tyler Martinez writes at RealClearPolicy: Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has some oddly incongruous views on the democratic process for a man who has spent so much of his life running for or holding elected office. For more than two decades he has sought (and often gained) the support of rank-and-file voters, as…

VIDEO: Conflicts of Interest in the Biden Administration

Have Biden’s agencies already been captured by special interests? Watch our latest web briefing, hosted by MSLF Associate General Counsel William Trachman, to find out! Guest Panelists:– Jonathan D. Brightbill, Former Acting Assistant Attorney General– Kent Holsinger, attorney, and member of the MLSF Board of Directors– Kathleen Sgamma, President of the Western Energy Alliance

MSLF Responds to the Killings in Boulder and Atlanta

MSLF and the Center to Keep and Bear Arms released the following statement today in response to the horrific and heartbreaking murders in Boulder and Atlanta. This is the only comment we’re making at this time, out of respect for an ongoing federal court case and continuing police investigations.

Biden Wants to Bring Back the Due Process Double Standard

When then-candidate Joe Biden was accused of a violent sexual assault by a former staffer, Tara Reade, he claimed that the allegation wasn’t true. When it was him being accused, Biden didn’t want the public to simply “believe all women.” Instead, in his official statement, he called on news organizations to examine and evaluate inconsistencies…

Conflicts of Interest Beckon as Biden Stacks His Team with Green Extremists

President Biden early on is touting his insistence on “ethics” from cabinet nominees and professional staff, and who can argue with that? But it will take more than a signed piece of paper to guard against the conflicts of interest and invitations to collusion that arise when professional activists from the outside suddenly find themselves on the inside, with the levers of federal power within easy reach.

Why Donor Privacy Must Be Protected

A case now before the Supreme Court could profoundly impact the future success or failure of the liberty movement. Although it’s not a case we are a party to, we will file a brief supporting our friends at Americans for Prosperity and we’re closely watching the case on behalf of our privacy-minded donors. In the…

Let The Sun Shine In

Who possibly benefits by keeping regulatory science operating in the shadows? What do the data-deniers have to fear from full disclosure if the “regulatory science” is sound?