A disappointing Balloon Track decision

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Late yesterday, the California First District Court of Appeal ruled in Citizens for a Eureka v. California Coastal Commission that the Commission has Coastal Act appellate … ›

Polar bear listing upheld – but court gets it wrong!

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 … ›

A major step forward for California property owners

Author: Timothy Sandefur California Governor Jerry Brown today signed legislation that—at least temporarily—abolishes the state’s Redevelopment Agencies, the government organizations almost entirely responsible for eminent domain abuse in the state. … ›

Blogosphere commentary on Sackett

Author:  Damien M. Schiff The Legal Planet Blog had two posts yesterday on the Sackett case, from Professor Richard Frank and Professor Holly Doremus.  Professor Doremus suggests in her post … ›

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds constitutionality of Obamacare

Author: Timothy Sandefur The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has just issued its decision in the Thomas More Law Center case and has upheld the constitutionality of Obamacare. (PLF was … ›

New Shoreline Master Program might eliminate iconic "liveaboards"

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The Seattle Times reports that the City of Seattle's forthcoming Shoreline Master Program could spell the end of house barges in the city's marinas.  House barges are … ›

Summer reading: Harmony and the soft tyranny of paternalism

Author: Brian T. Hodges The Japanese science fiction novel Harmony, by Project Itoh, is a timely cautionary tale about the struggle between individuality and government control.  Itoh shares his intricate … ›

Sacketts: last chance for justice

Author: Damien Schiff This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued an order agreeing to take up PLF's case representing Mike and Chantell Sackett.  The question of whether the EPA can assert federal land … ›

Government’s CON job

Author: Timothy Sandefur The cover story of the new issue of Regulation magazine is my article on “Certificate of Necessity” (CON) laws, including the law that we’re challenging in the … ›

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A disappointing Balloon Track decision

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Late yesterday, the California First District Court of Appeal ruled in Citizens for a Eureka v. California Coastal Commission that the Commission has Coastal Act appellate … ›

Polar bear listing upheld – but court gets it wrong!

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 … ›

A major step forward for California property owners

Author: Timothy Sandefur California Governor Jerry Brown today signed legislation that—at least temporarily—abolishes the state’s Redevelopment Agencies, the government organizations almost entirely responsible for eminent domain abuse in the state. … ›

Blogosphere commentary on Sackett

Author:  Damien M. Schiff The Legal Planet Blog had two posts yesterday on the Sackett case, from Professor Richard Frank and Professor Holly Doremus.  Professor Doremus suggests in her post … ›

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds constitutionality of Obamacare

Author: Timothy Sandefur The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has just issued its decision in the Thomas More Law Center case and has upheld the constitutionality of Obamacare. (PLF was … ›

New Shoreline Master Program might eliminate iconic "liveaboards"

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The Seattle Times reports that the City of Seattle's forthcoming Shoreline Master Program could spell the end of house barges in the city's marinas.  House barges are … ›

Summer reading: Harmony and the soft tyranny of paternalism

Author: Brian T. Hodges The Japanese science fiction novel Harmony, by Project Itoh, is a timely cautionary tale about the struggle between individuality and government control.  Itoh shares his intricate … ›

Sacketts: last chance for justice

Author: Damien Schiff This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued an order agreeing to take up PLF's case representing Mike and Chantell Sackett.  The question of whether the EPA can assert federal land … ›

Government’s CON job

Author: Timothy Sandefur The cover story of the new issue of Regulation magazine is my article on “Certificate of Necessity” (CON) laws, including the law that we’re challenging in the … ›

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A disappointing Balloon Track decision

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Late yesterday, the California First District Court of Appeal ruled in Citizens for a Eureka v. California Coastal Commission that the Commission has Coastal Act appellate … ›

Polar bear listing upheld – but court gets it wrong!

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 … ›

A major step forward for California property owners

Author: Timothy Sandefur California Governor Jerry Brown today signed legislation that—at least temporarily—abolishes the state’s Redevelopment Agencies, the government organizations almost entirely responsible for eminent domain abuse in the state. … ›

Blogosphere commentary on Sackett

Author:  Damien M. Schiff The Legal Planet Blog had two posts yesterday on the Sackett case, from Professor Richard Frank and Professor Holly Doremus.  Professor Doremus suggests in her post … ›

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds constitutionality of Obamacare

Author: Timothy Sandefur The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has just issued its decision in the Thomas More Law Center case and has upheld the constitutionality of Obamacare. (PLF was … ›

New Shoreline Master Program might eliminate iconic "liveaboards"

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The Seattle Times reports that the City of Seattle's forthcoming Shoreline Master Program could spell the end of house barges in the city's marinas.  House barges are … ›

Summer reading: Harmony and the soft tyranny of paternalism

Author: Brian T. Hodges The Japanese science fiction novel Harmony, by Project Itoh, is a timely cautionary tale about the struggle between individuality and government control.  Itoh shares his intricate … ›

Sacketts: last chance for justice

Author: Damien Schiff This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued an order agreeing to take up PLF's case representing Mike and Chantell Sackett.  The question of whether the EPA can assert federal land … ›

Government’s CON job

Author: Timothy Sandefur The cover story of the new issue of Regulation magazine is my article on “Certificate of Necessity” (CON) laws, including the law that we’re challenging in the … ›

A disappointing Balloon Track decision

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Late yesterday, the California First District Court of Appeal ruled in Citizens for a Eureka v. California Coastal Commission that the Commission has Coastal Act appellate … ›

Polar bear listing upheld – but court gets it wrong!

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 … ›

A major step forward for California property owners

Author: Timothy Sandefur California Governor Jerry Brown today signed legislation that—at least temporarily—abolishes the state’s Redevelopment Agencies, the government organizations almost entirely responsible for eminent domain abuse in the state. … ›

Blogosphere commentary on Sackett

Author:  Damien M. Schiff The Legal Planet Blog had two posts yesterday on the Sackett case, from Professor Richard Frank and Professor Holly Doremus.  Professor Doremus suggests in her post … ›

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds constitutionality of Obamacare

Author: Timothy Sandefur The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has just issued its decision in the Thomas More Law Center case and has upheld the constitutionality of Obamacare. (PLF was … ›

New Shoreline Master Program might eliminate iconic "liveaboards"

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The Seattle Times reports that the City of Seattle's forthcoming Shoreline Master Program could spell the end of house barges in the city's marinas.  House barges are … ›

Summer reading: Harmony and the soft tyranny of paternalism

Author: Brian T. Hodges The Japanese science fiction novel Harmony, by Project Itoh, is a timely cautionary tale about the struggle between individuality and government control.  Itoh shares his intricate … ›

Sacketts: last chance for justice

Author: Damien Schiff This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued an order agreeing to take up PLF's case representing Mike and Chantell Sackett.  The question of whether the EPA can assert federal land … ›

Government’s CON job

Author: Timothy Sandefur The cover story of the new issue of Regulation magazine is my article on “Certificate of Necessity” (CON) laws, including the law that we’re challenging in the … ›