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12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization is on Thursday, February 20th, 2020.

Influencers

Honoring the most notable and viral influencers and creators from 2020. See below for official categories.

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

Rose Knick: Reluctant Supreme Court Hero

Finalist in Government & Politics

About this entry

Rose Knick purchased land in Pennsylvania in 1970, and farmed that land for most of her life. In 2008, she got a knock on the door from the local government saying that there was a pile of rocks that they think may be a grave. So, they decided to make her land open to the public and required her to maintain it accordingly at her own expense. Public records show there are no graves on Rose's land, but the government opened her property to the public anyway.

Rose didn't want an 11-year legal battle, but she thought it important to help other farmers and land owners.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

This video was part of a campaign to raise awareness about Rose's case and what was at stake. Pacific Legal Foundation created a landing page on pacificlegal.org that outlined the case in an easily digestible way, and included resources such as articles and documentation in order to educate and provide transparency about the case. This video was released to the public the week Pacific Legal Foundation presented the case in front of the Supreme Court. 

Results

On June 21, 2019, the Supreme Court agreed with Rose in a 5-4 decision that property rights protected under the Fifth Amendment have just as much clout as the rights protected in the rest of the Constitution.

Media

Video for Rose Knick: Reluctant Supreme Court Hero

Produced by

Iron Light, Pacific Legal Foundation

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Entry Credits

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the final deadline FOR voting and entering in the 12th annual shorty awards is on thursday, FEB 20TH.