Pacific Legal Foundation Logo

Supreme Court hears PLF’s union trespass case

California allows agricultural unions to invade property property with bullhorns to badger workers. PLF senior attorney Joshua Thompson argued that this taking of private property is unconstitutional.

Read about the case

New PLF Documentary: Dream Factories

To distract from failing public schools, Mayor de Blasio set his sights on racial balancing at elite high schools, to benefit some races at the expense of others. Equality before the law demands better.

Watch the Video

Rebuilding America
requires freedom

We are a nation of creators, inventors, builders, and entrepreneurs. The only way to recover from this crisis is to unleash our productive energy.

 

PLF’s Roadmap To Recovery

When Americans are threatened by government overreach, PLF empowers them to fight back.

We give them their day in court to vindicate their rights and set a lasting precedent for everyone else.
Find Out More

PLF defends the individual liberty of all Americans when threatened by government overreach.

We’ve won 12 victories at the United States Supreme Court, and we’re just getting started.

A magazine by
Pacific Legal Foundation.

Dispatches from the front lines in the fight for freedom.

 

Read Sword&Scales Online

 

About Us

Pacific Legal Foundation is a national, nonprofit legal organization that defends the individual liberty and constitutional rights of Americans threatened by government overreach and abuse.

At PLF, we believe in individual liberty: that when people are free to live peacefully and productively, without interference by government, they improve themselves, their families, and their communities.

We represent hundreds of clients each year, free of charge.

Learn More
Free Wold is a Better World

WHAT WE FIGHT FOR

PROPERTY RIGHTS

Property Rights

The right to acquire and use property without undue government interference

Free Speech

Free Speech

The right to freely express yourself in speech and thought

Economic Liberty

Economic Liberty

The right to earn an honest living and make free economic choices

Equality Under the Law

Equality Under the Law

Equal treatment under the law, regardless of sex, race, creed, color, or other differences

Separation of Powers

Separation of Powers

The structural protections of our Constitution, which safeguard our individual liberty

February 08, 2021|By Todd Gaziano The Wall Street Journal: Who gets to make the rules? Washington may finally get it right

Biden should keep Trump’s last-minute executive order making regulation more accountable. President Biden’s team is understandably skeptical of “midnight” executive actions issued during President Trump’s final weeks, but one order, issued Jan. 18, is as valuable in reinforcing democratic accountability as it is consti ...

The Truth About Swordfishing in California PLAY VIDEO

Our Casework

The Clementine Co. v. Cuomo Gov. Cuomo’s unequal capacity limits silence New York theaters, comedy clubs

New York City actress and theater manager Catherine Russell began her starring role in Perfect Crime in 1987. Over that time, she missed only four days—to attend family weddings—a record-setting run of more than 12,000 performances that lasted until March 2020 when the pandemic was declared. At that point, Catherine implemented extensive COVID ...

Foster v. U.S. Department of Agriculture Farming family fights government’s unconstitutional restrictions on their livelihood

Arlen and Cindy Foster are third-generation farmers in Miner County, South Dakota. They have a long history of responsible land conservation, including the tree line Arlen’s father planted to prevent erosion. In the winter, deep snow drifts pile in the tree belt and come spring, the melting snow collects in a farm field. A federal agency rule ...

Tyler v. Hennepin County 92-year-old widow fights home equity theft in Minnesota

When crime moved into Geraldine Tyler’s Minneapolis neighborhood in 2010, she moved out. The elderly widow was living alone and, sharing her family’s alarm about her safety, she hastily left behind the one-bedroom condo she owned and rented an apartment in a safer area. While Geraldine and her family focused on her health and safety, un ...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Land Use without Zoning: Putting Ideas into Practice

May 18, 2021 Virtual via Zoom 3:00 p.m. EDT – 4:00 p.m. EDT

Zoning and land use policy regulations present the greatest barriers to affordable housing and increased urban density. Understanding how to navigate and remove these barriers allows for a dynamic hou…

READ MORE
Donate