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WHAT WE FIGHT FOR

PROPERTY RIGHTS

Property Rights

The right to acquire and use property without undue government interference

FREE SPEECH AND ASSOCAIATION

Free Speech and Association

The right to freely associate and 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

Pacific Legal Economic Property Rights June 21, 2019|By Christina Martin Justice for Rose: Landmark Supreme Court decision opens federal courts to property rights claims

Today, the Supreme Court gave property owners everywhere a major victory, overturning a 34-year precedent that has robbed countless individuals of their property rights. And you have an unassuming woman in rural Pennsylvania to thank. In a 5-4 opinion on Knick v. Township of Scott written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Justices held that ̷ ...

Justice for Rose and Victory for Property Rights PLAY VIDEO Justice and Property Rights of Rose

Our Casework

Hollister Ranch Owners’ Association v. Xavier Becerra Ranch owners fight legislation that gives the government unfettered access to private, sensitive coastal land and potentially punishes owners for defending their way of life

Hollister Ranch, California, is widely known for its 150 years as a working cattle ranch and for its biologically significant coastal habitat spread across miles of shoreline downcoast of California’s Point Conception. Over the years, the ranch has carefully restricted development and activity on its 14,400 acres in order to protect the exist ...

Anthony Barilla v. City of Houston Accordionist fights government squeeze on free expression and livelihood

Anthony (Tony) Barilla is a highly accomplished accordionist who wants to busk—that is, perform in public for tips—on the streets of Houston, Texas. A city law, however, prohibits busking activities everywhere except Houston’s very small Theater District. There, artists may accept tips for their performances, but only after completing an ...

United States v. LaPant Bureaucrats can’t rewrite the law just because they don’t like it

Jack LaPant thought that he had properly navigated all the necessary regulations under the federal Clean Water Act when he plowed his northern California farmland in 2011 to grow wheat. Multiple agencies said he did not need a permit; but in 2016, government bureaucrats sued Jack for not obtaining a permit, even though the Clean Water Act doesnR ...

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