Fisher AL
Russo v. Raimondo

Florida fishermen challenge constitutionality of fishery management councils

When a new regulation makes life worse for commercial fishermen, those fishermen have little recourse—because fishing regulations come from a confusing, multi-layered combination of federal and state bureaucrats with little accountability to either voters or the president. That system is unconstitutional, and two Florida fishermen are challengin ...

BB Drawing
B.B. v. Capistrano Unified School District, et al.

Elementary school disciplines first-grader for innocent “Black Lives Matter” drawing

An elementary school is not a totalitarian environment in which students have no rights. The district court was wrong to claim otherwise and set a dangerous precedent, totally stripping elementary school students of their First Amendment rights.  ...

Stilts v. Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s beach expansion law moves public beach onto private property

Stilts filed a lawsuit challenging the Rhode Island law that illegally converts private beachfront property into public property. ...

Sanchez property
Sanchez v. Torrez

New Mexico landowners defend property rights from state-sanctioned trespassing

The U.S. Supreme Court's 2021 decision in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid made it clear that the government cannot force property owners to allow public trespassers on their private land without just compensation. Doing so is an unconstitutional property taking, even if the private land in question happens to be a streambed.   ...

Iliamna Natives Limited, et al. v. EPA

Alaska Natives fight EPA roadblock to economic and social progress

Iliamna and Alaska Peninsula are fighting back to rein in the EPA's overreach so they can promote Alaska Natives' self-determination and socio-economic development while protecting their Native culture and traditions through agreements with the mine operators. Represented at no charge by Pacific Legal Foundation, they are challenging the EPA's so-c ...

Shear Development Co., LLC v. California Coastal Commission

California Coastal Commission unlawfully blocks home construction

Shear Development is asking the California Supreme Court to reverse the CCC's unlawful permit denial, confine the CCC to its proper role under the Coastal Act, and affirm that courts, not agencies, should resolve questions of statutory interpretation ...

Telehealth visit
Sean McBride, et al. v. Hawkins

Healthcare specialists and patients fight for right to telehealth

Represented by Pacific Legal Foundation free of charge, Shellye Horowitz and Dr. McBride are challenging California's licensing law that threatens patients' access to necessary, specialized medical care and rights of qualified specialists to treat them.  ...

Minnesota State House
American Alliance for Equal Rights v. Tim Walz

Race quotas for public service deny equality and opportunity

Represented by Pacific Legal Foundation at no charge, The American Alliance for Equal Rights is fighting back. Its federal lawsuit challenges the Minnesota Board of Social Work's race-based membership quota as violating the Constitution's equal protection guarantee. A victory would ensure that all candidates can compete equally to serve on the soci ...

Oom living houses
Oom Living, LLC v. City of Seattle

Fighting Seattle’s permitting extortion to build new housing

The government may not deny a benefit, even a discretionary one, based on a person's exercise of constitutional rights. Represented at no charge by Pacific Legal Foundation, Jenna and Oom are now fighting back with a state lawsuit challenging Seattle's unconstitutional permitting condition.   ...