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Month: February 2011

February 28, 2011

Pesticide limits due to the Endangered Species Act: California today, your backyard tomorrow?

Author: Brandon Middleton It looks like the pesticide industry is quite concerned with an injunction that restricts the use of numerous pesticides in California for the benefit of endangered species.  From the Pest Control Technology Magazine: Since the Northern California case was filed, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), the activis ...

February 26, 2011

Title IX Sexual Parity: Why Stop at Sports?

Author:  Anne Hayes As we have discussed in previous blogs, the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) has been very active lately, attempting to force high schools to adopt sex quotas for their sports programs under the theory that Title IX of the Civil Rights Act requires it.  To recap, Title IX of the Civil Rights Act sta ...

February 25, 2011

"CliffsNotes" on polar bear hearing

Author: Reed Hopper In May, 2008, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the polar bear as a "threatened" species under the Endangered Species Act.  This resulted in a number of challenges by environmental groups, the State of Alaska, conservation groups, and Pacific Legal Foundation representing farmers, land owners, as well as ...

February 25, 2011

PLF's Timothy Sandefur talks eminent domain abuse with San Diego's Chris Reed

Author: Timothy Sandefur I'll be joining Chris Reed on San Diego's KOGO AM 600 tonight at 7:30 to discuss the abuse of eminent domain in California. You can listen online here. ...

February 25, 2011

Glendale property owner sells under threat of eminent domain

Author: Timothy Sandefur Glendale businessman Ray Patel has decided to sell the Golden Key Hotel to developer Rick Caruso, builder of the Americana at Brand megamall. Two weeks ago, I joined with some of PLF's property rights allies to protest the city's plans to use eminent domain to simply take the hotel and give it ...

February 24, 2011

Randy Barnett on abolitionist constitutionalism

Author: Timothy Sandefur Prof. Randy Barnett has posted a revised version of his paper, "Whence Comes Section One?" on the net, along with some videos of him presenting the paper. This is really an outstanding piece of work. The real doctrines of the authors of the Fourteenth Amendment are (amazingly, if you think about it) ...

February 24, 2011

On the “move” for economic liberty nationwide!

Author: Timothy Sandefur I was in Jefferson City Tuesday to testify before a committee of the state House of Representatives about a bill to repeal Missouri's anti-competitive licensing requirement for moving companies. As I've mentioned, I'm representing St. Louis businessman Michael Munie and his company, ABC Quality Moving, in a lawsuit ch ...

February 24, 2011

Discussing Wisconsin with Armstrong & Getty

Author: Joshua Thompson I appeared on the Armstrong & Getty show yesterday.  The discussion focused on the collective bargaining issues facing the Badger State.  You can listen here.  My portion begins at about the 30 minute mark. ...

February 24, 2011

Never give up

Author:  Damien M. Schiff This week saw a disappointment and a new chance.  On Tuesday, the Supreme Court denied our cert petition in Home Builders Association of Northern California v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service, a challenge to the Service's 850,000 acre critical habitat designation for 15 vernal pool species protect ...

February 23, 2011

Does the Takings Clause have an expiration date?

Author: Luke A. Wake One of Pacific Legal Foundation's litigation objectives is to ensure that individuals acquiring property have the same rights to make economically beneficial use of their property as preceding owners–including the right to defend the property in court against an uncompensated regulatory taking. We to ...