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By Jeffrey W. McCoy

The Forest Service pulled a bait-and-switch on a decades-old land deal. Here’s how the owners are fighting back.

When the government negotiates for a limited-access easement across your property, it cannot turn around later and decide it has an unlimited right to cross your property. Wil Wilkins and … ›

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By David J. Deerson

Why are California bureaucrats trying to undermine the will of San Diego voters?

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. Maybe that’s why the California … ›

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By Daniel M. Ortner

Grassroots political participation under attack in Utah

While I was studying law at Brigham Young University, I attended my first Utah Republican Party precinct caucus—essentially a community meeting. I had not planned to run for a leadership … ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report: Navigable wetlands, water rights, and more

PLF asks Supreme Court to take up wetlands enforcement case This Wednesday we filed a cert. petition in the Supreme Court in Robertson v. United States. Joe Robertson is appealing … ›

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By Anthony L. Francois

How to find out if the EPA’s ‘navigable waters’ regulations affect you

In light of Joe Robertson’s appeal of his Clean Water Act conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court, readers might be wondering if any foot-wide ditches on their property are also … ›

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By David J. Deerson

PLF Files Amicus Letter Urging California Supreme Court to Clarify Public Trust Obligations

This morning, PLF filed an Amicus Letter urging the Supreme Court of California to grant review of the court of appeal’s decision in Environmental Law Foundation v. State Water Resources Control … ›

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By Christina M. Martin

Rose Knick’s historic Constitutional case to be reargued

Rose Knick thought the pinnacle of her case would be on October 3, 2018, when eight Supreme Court justices spent an hour hearing legal arguments arising from her attempt to … ›

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By Anthony L. Francois

Joe Robertson appeals his navigable waters conviction to Supreme Court

PLF client Joe Robertson lives deep in the Montana woods at the edge of a national forest, an area increasingly prone to destructive, life-threatening fires. The only available water supply … ›

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By Timothy R. Snowball

Warrantless searches threaten the rights of all Americans

What are the proper limits on government power? For some complicated legal questions, the answer is not always easy. But for others, like the operation of the Fourth Amendment to the … ›

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Peter Stavrianoudakis, et al., v. United States Department of Fish & Wildlife and California Department of Fish & Wildlife

Federal lawsuit challenges criminal treatment of bird owners

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