Thanksgiving 140 years later

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF attorney Tim Sandefur shows us this excellent cartoon form 1869.  He writes: "This 1869 political cartoon by the great Thomas Nast (click to enlarge) depicts an … ›

Hugh Hewitt and PLF expose government-caused draught

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF President, Rob Rivett, appeared on the Hugh Hewitt Show recently discussing PLF's fight against the government's fish-before-people regulations, which are starving farms, businesses, and communities in … ›

From liberty to democracy

Author: R. S. Radford Ever wonder why there is a Statue of Liberty on an island in New York Harbor, rather than a Statue of Democracy? Many people apparently think … ›

McDonald v. Chicago: revolution or restoration? (final part)

Author: Timothy Sandefur By now, the answer to the question “revolution or restoration?” should be clear. In 1873, the U.S. Supreme Court cut a hole in the Fourteenth Amendment, taking … ›

McDonald v. Chicago: revolution or restoration? (part 7)

Author: Timothy Sandefur Since the Progressive Era (roughly the 1920s), it’s been fashionable for law professors and judges to attack the legal principle called “substantive due process.” This theory is … ›

Damon Root on the privileges or immunities clause

Author: Timothy Sandefur Reason magazine's Damon Root has an excellent article here from February explaining the importance of the McDonald case for entrepreneurs and other working people.

Blog reactions to PLF/Cato's McDonald brief

Author: Timothy Sandefur Here's the Cato Institute's post about our McDonald brief. David Kopel has some very kind words about PLF/Cato's amicus brief on The Volokh Conspiracy. Also, Josh Blackman has … ›

PLF asks the Supreme Court to restore serious constitutional protection for all individual rights

Author: Timothy Sandefur Today, we at the Pacific Legal Foundation are filing this friend of the court brief in the crucial gun rights case now pending before the United States Supreme Court. The … ›

McDonald v. Chicago: revolution or restoration? (Part 6)

Author: Timothy Sandefur (Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5) McDonald v. Chicago is mostly being discussed as a case involving gun rights, and that’s not surprising: … ›

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Thanksgiving 140 years later

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF attorney Tim Sandefur shows us this excellent cartoon form 1869.  He writes: "This 1869 political cartoon by the great Thomas Nast (click to enlarge) depicts an … ›

Hugh Hewitt and PLF expose government-caused draught

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF President, Rob Rivett, appeared on the Hugh Hewitt Show recently discussing PLF's fight against the government's fish-before-people regulations, which are starving farms, businesses, and communities in … ›

From liberty to democracy

Author: R. S. Radford Ever wonder why there is a Statue of Liberty on an island in New York Harbor, rather than a Statue of Democracy? Many people apparently think … ›

McDonald v. Chicago: revolution or restoration? (final part)

Author: Timothy Sandefur By now, the answer to the question “revolution or restoration?” should be clear. In 1873, the U.S. Supreme Court cut a hole in the Fourteenth Amendment, taking … ›

McDonald v. Chicago: revolution or restoration? (part 7)

Author: Timothy Sandefur Since the Progressive Era (roughly the 1920s), it’s been fashionable for law professors and judges to attack the legal principle called “substantive due process.” This theory is … ›

Damon Root on the privileges or immunities clause

Author: Timothy Sandefur Reason magazine's Damon Root has an excellent article here from February explaining the importance of the McDonald case for entrepreneurs and other working people.

Blog reactions to PLF/Cato's McDonald brief

Author: Timothy Sandefur Here's the Cato Institute's post about our McDonald brief. David Kopel has some very kind words about PLF/Cato's amicus brief on The Volokh Conspiracy. Also, Josh Blackman has … ›

PLF asks the Supreme Court to restore serious constitutional protection for all individual rights

Author: Timothy Sandefur Today, we at the Pacific Legal Foundation are filing this friend of the court brief in the crucial gun rights case now pending before the United States Supreme Court. The … ›

McDonald v. Chicago: revolution or restoration? (Part 6)

Author: Timothy Sandefur (Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5) McDonald v. Chicago is mostly being discussed as a case involving gun rights, and that’s not surprising: … ›

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Thanksgiving 140 years later

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF attorney Tim Sandefur shows us this excellent cartoon form 1869.  He writes: "This 1869 political cartoon by the great Thomas Nast (click to enlarge) depicts an … ›

Hugh Hewitt and PLF expose government-caused draught

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF President, Rob Rivett, appeared on the Hugh Hewitt Show recently discussing PLF's fight against the government's fish-before-people regulations, which are starving farms, businesses, and communities in … ›

From liberty to democracy

Author: R. S. Radford Ever wonder why there is a Statue of Liberty on an island in New York Harbor, rather than a Statue of Democracy? Many people apparently think … ›

McDonald v. Chicago: revolution or restoration? (final part)

Author: Timothy Sandefur By now, the answer to the question “revolution or restoration?” should be clear. In 1873, the U.S. Supreme Court cut a hole in the Fourteenth Amendment, taking … ›

McDonald v. Chicago: revolution or restoration? (part 7)

Author: Timothy Sandefur Since the Progressive Era (roughly the 1920s), it’s been fashionable for law professors and judges to attack the legal principle called “substantive due process.” This theory is … ›

Damon Root on the privileges or immunities clause

Author: Timothy Sandefur Reason magazine's Damon Root has an excellent article here from February explaining the importance of the McDonald case for entrepreneurs and other working people.

Blog reactions to PLF/Cato's McDonald brief

Author: Timothy Sandefur Here's the Cato Institute's post about our McDonald brief. David Kopel has some very kind words about PLF/Cato's amicus brief on The Volokh Conspiracy. Also, Josh Blackman has … ›

PLF asks the Supreme Court to restore serious constitutional protection for all individual rights

Author: Timothy Sandefur Today, we at the Pacific Legal Foundation are filing this friend of the court brief in the crucial gun rights case now pending before the United States Supreme Court. The … ›

McDonald v. Chicago: revolution or restoration? (Part 6)

Author: Timothy Sandefur (Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5) McDonald v. Chicago is mostly being discussed as a case involving gun rights, and that’s not surprising: … ›

Thanksgiving 140 years later

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF attorney Tim Sandefur shows us this excellent cartoon form 1869.  He writes: "This 1869 political cartoon by the great Thomas Nast (click to enlarge) depicts an … ›

Hugh Hewitt and PLF expose government-caused draught

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF President, Rob Rivett, appeared on the Hugh Hewitt Show recently discussing PLF's fight against the government's fish-before-people regulations, which are starving farms, businesses, and communities in … ›

From liberty to democracy

Author: R. S. Radford Ever wonder why there is a Statue of Liberty on an island in New York Harbor, rather than a Statue of Democracy? Many people apparently think … ›

McDonald v. Chicago: revolution or restoration? (final part)

Author: Timothy Sandefur By now, the answer to the question “revolution or restoration?” should be clear. In 1873, the U.S. Supreme Court cut a hole in the Fourteenth Amendment, taking … ›

McDonald v. Chicago: revolution or restoration? (part 7)

Author: Timothy Sandefur Since the Progressive Era (roughly the 1920s), it’s been fashionable for law professors and judges to attack the legal principle called “substantive due process.” This theory is … ›

Damon Root on the privileges or immunities clause

Author: Timothy Sandefur Reason magazine's Damon Root has an excellent article here from February explaining the importance of the McDonald case for entrepreneurs and other working people.

Blog reactions to PLF/Cato's McDonald brief

Author: Timothy Sandefur Here's the Cato Institute's post about our McDonald brief. David Kopel has some very kind words about PLF/Cato's amicus brief on The Volokh Conspiracy. Also, Josh Blackman has … ›

PLF asks the Supreme Court to restore serious constitutional protection for all individual rights

Author: Timothy Sandefur Today, we at the Pacific Legal Foundation are filing this friend of the court brief in the crucial gun rights case now pending before the United States Supreme Court. The … ›

McDonald v. Chicago: revolution or restoration? (Part 6)

Author: Timothy Sandefur (Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5) McDonald v. Chicago is mostly being discussed as a case involving gun rights, and that’s not surprising: … ›