Constitutional rights stand in the way of "democracy"

Author: Timothy Sandefur Jacob Sullum puts it well: In their dissenting opinions [in McDonald v. Chicago], Justices John Paul Stevens and Stephen Breyer (joined by Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia … ›

Does the Constitution mean only what the judges say it means?

Author: Timothy Sandefur A common saying among lawyers is that the Constitution is whatever five justices say it is. Indeed, according to certain “realists,” the Constitution actually has no meaning … ›

PLF on the road

Author: Timothy Sandefur Last evening I spoke at the annual convention of the American Health Lawyers Association in beautiful Seattle, Washington, on the topic of the constitutionality of the Obama … ›

PLF: The "ring-the-bells-for-freedom" organization

Author: Joshua Thompson That's how the Orange County Register describes Pacific Legal Fondation in an article describing PLF's role in the lawsuit against the retroactive pension winfdall for Orange County public safety … ›

Speculating on the public dime: Burien is latest eminent domain loser

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The city of Burien, Washington is in the news this week because its "Town Square" condo project has run into serious financial difficulty.  While the reporting on … ›

Elena Kagan and the delta smelt

Author: Brandon Middleton Folks are concerned about Elena Kagan's response (or lack thereof) to Sen. Tom Coburn's questions about Commerce Clause jurisprudence.  And rightly so.  Here it is in case … ›

PLF targets OC's "retro" pension hikes

Pacific Legal Foundation announced today that it has filed a legal brief arguing that a massive retroactive pension windfall for Orange County public-safety workers was invalid, because the people’s constitutional … ›

McDonald and incremental changes

Author Timothy Sandefur It’s darkly amusing that, seventy years after the New Deal, it’s the “liberals” who are the conservatives, trying desperately to resist changes in the law that would … ›

Hearing this week in Connerly v. Schwarzenegger

Author: Joshua Thompson On Friday, July 2, I will be in the Sacramento Superior Court arguing the case of Connerly v. Schwarzenegger.   Pacific Legal Foundation is representing Ward Connerly and … ›

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Constitutional rights stand in the way of "democracy"

Author: Timothy Sandefur Jacob Sullum puts it well: In their dissenting opinions [in McDonald v. Chicago], Justices John Paul Stevens and Stephen Breyer (joined by Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia … ›

Does the Constitution mean only what the judges say it means?

Author: Timothy Sandefur A common saying among lawyers is that the Constitution is whatever five justices say it is. Indeed, according to certain “realists,” the Constitution actually has no meaning … ›

PLF on the road

Author: Timothy Sandefur Last evening I spoke at the annual convention of the American Health Lawyers Association in beautiful Seattle, Washington, on the topic of the constitutionality of the Obama … ›

PLF: The "ring-the-bells-for-freedom" organization

Author: Joshua Thompson That's how the Orange County Register describes Pacific Legal Fondation in an article describing PLF's role in the lawsuit against the retroactive pension winfdall for Orange County public safety … ›

Speculating on the public dime: Burien is latest eminent domain loser

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The city of Burien, Washington is in the news this week because its "Town Square" condo project has run into serious financial difficulty.  While the reporting on … ›

Elena Kagan and the delta smelt

Author: Brandon Middleton Folks are concerned about Elena Kagan's response (or lack thereof) to Sen. Tom Coburn's questions about Commerce Clause jurisprudence.  And rightly so.  Here it is in case … ›

PLF targets OC's "retro" pension hikes

Pacific Legal Foundation announced today that it has filed a legal brief arguing that a massive retroactive pension windfall for Orange County public-safety workers was invalid, because the people’s constitutional … ›

McDonald and incremental changes

Author Timothy Sandefur It’s darkly amusing that, seventy years after the New Deal, it’s the “liberals” who are the conservatives, trying desperately to resist changes in the law that would … ›

Hearing this week in Connerly v. Schwarzenegger

Author: Joshua Thompson On Friday, July 2, I will be in the Sacramento Superior Court arguing the case of Connerly v. Schwarzenegger.   Pacific Legal Foundation is representing Ward Connerly and … ›

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Constitutional rights stand in the way of "democracy"

Author: Timothy Sandefur Jacob Sullum puts it well: In their dissenting opinions [in McDonald v. Chicago], Justices John Paul Stevens and Stephen Breyer (joined by Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia … ›

Does the Constitution mean only what the judges say it means?

Author: Timothy Sandefur A common saying among lawyers is that the Constitution is whatever five justices say it is. Indeed, according to certain “realists,” the Constitution actually has no meaning … ›

PLF on the road

Author: Timothy Sandefur Last evening I spoke at the annual convention of the American Health Lawyers Association in beautiful Seattle, Washington, on the topic of the constitutionality of the Obama … ›

PLF: The "ring-the-bells-for-freedom" organization

Author: Joshua Thompson That's how the Orange County Register describes Pacific Legal Fondation in an article describing PLF's role in the lawsuit against the retroactive pension winfdall for Orange County public safety … ›

Speculating on the public dime: Burien is latest eminent domain loser

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The city of Burien, Washington is in the news this week because its "Town Square" condo project has run into serious financial difficulty.  While the reporting on … ›

Elena Kagan and the delta smelt

Author: Brandon Middleton Folks are concerned about Elena Kagan's response (or lack thereof) to Sen. Tom Coburn's questions about Commerce Clause jurisprudence.  And rightly so.  Here it is in case … ›

PLF targets OC's "retro" pension hikes

Pacific Legal Foundation announced today that it has filed a legal brief arguing that a massive retroactive pension windfall for Orange County public-safety workers was invalid, because the people’s constitutional … ›

McDonald and incremental changes

Author Timothy Sandefur It’s darkly amusing that, seventy years after the New Deal, it’s the “liberals” who are the conservatives, trying desperately to resist changes in the law that would … ›

Hearing this week in Connerly v. Schwarzenegger

Author: Joshua Thompson On Friday, July 2, I will be in the Sacramento Superior Court arguing the case of Connerly v. Schwarzenegger.   Pacific Legal Foundation is representing Ward Connerly and … ›

Constitutional rights stand in the way of "democracy"

Author: Timothy Sandefur Jacob Sullum puts it well: In their dissenting opinions [in McDonald v. Chicago], Justices John Paul Stevens and Stephen Breyer (joined by Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia … ›

Does the Constitution mean only what the judges say it means?

Author: Timothy Sandefur A common saying among lawyers is that the Constitution is whatever five justices say it is. Indeed, according to certain “realists,” the Constitution actually has no meaning … ›

PLF on the road

Author: Timothy Sandefur Last evening I spoke at the annual convention of the American Health Lawyers Association in beautiful Seattle, Washington, on the topic of the constitutionality of the Obama … ›

PLF: The "ring-the-bells-for-freedom" organization

Author: Joshua Thompson That's how the Orange County Register describes Pacific Legal Fondation in an article describing PLF's role in the lawsuit against the retroactive pension winfdall for Orange County public safety … ›

Speculating on the public dime: Burien is latest eminent domain loser

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The city of Burien, Washington is in the news this week because its "Town Square" condo project has run into serious financial difficulty.  While the reporting on … ›

Elena Kagan and the delta smelt

Author: Brandon Middleton Folks are concerned about Elena Kagan's response (or lack thereof) to Sen. Tom Coburn's questions about Commerce Clause jurisprudence.  And rightly so.  Here it is in case … ›

PLF targets OC's "retro" pension hikes

Pacific Legal Foundation announced today that it has filed a legal brief arguing that a massive retroactive pension windfall for Orange County public-safety workers was invalid, because the people’s constitutional … ›

McDonald and incremental changes

Author Timothy Sandefur It’s darkly amusing that, seventy years after the New Deal, it’s the “liberals” who are the conservatives, trying desperately to resist changes in the law that would … ›

Hearing this week in Connerly v. Schwarzenegger

Author: Joshua Thompson On Friday, July 2, I will be in the Sacramento Superior Court arguing the case of Connerly v. Schwarzenegger.   Pacific Legal Foundation is representing Ward Connerly and … ›