Does pervasive regulation void the Takings Clause?

Yes, says the federal government.  In their most recent filing in Mehaffy v. United States, lawyers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers argue that a property owner’s takings claim … ›

Obamacare headed for U.S. Supreme Court again

The diagnosis is getting worse for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Obamacare. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius … ›

Coastal Commission rides roughshod over billboard owners' property rights

The California Coastal Commission is at it again, trying to rid the coastal zone of all things private and commercial.  But this time, it’s doing so indirectly–using another state agency … ›

Freakonomics on CEQA's environmental counterproductivity and NIMBYism

If you’re interested in CEQA reform, give a listen to this week’s Freakonomics podcast featuring Prof. Ed Glaeser. He discusses a number of environmental policies where messaging has outpaced the … ›

PLF argues employers aren't responsible for employees' purely personal conduct

A woman ends her shift, puts on yoga clothes, and leaves work.  She plans to stop for some frozen yogurt before heading to yoga class.  But as she drives to … ›

How the Pilgrims learned about private property rights

In this special Thanksgiving PLF Podcast, I tell the story of how the Pilgrims learned the importance of private property rights. I quote an excerpt from William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation that … ›

President's weekly report — November 22, 2013

Free Enterprise Project — the Yogurt – Yoga – Work connection We filed this amicus brief in Moradi v. Marsh, where we are asking the California Supreme Court to take up … ›

PLF files amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court rails-to-trails case

Earlier today, PLF filed its amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States. The case arises from the federal government’s “Rails-to-Trails” program, … ›

California's under-performing schools highlight need for school choice

California’s K-12 students have some of the lowest standardized test scores in the nation.  Further, the performance gap separating white students from their black and Hispanic classmates is larger in … ›

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Does pervasive regulation void the Takings Clause?

Yes, says the federal government.  In their most recent filing in Mehaffy v. United States, lawyers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers argue that a property owner’s takings claim … ›

Obamacare headed for U.S. Supreme Court again

The diagnosis is getting worse for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Obamacare. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius … ›

Coastal Commission rides roughshod over billboard owners' property rights

The California Coastal Commission is at it again, trying to rid the coastal zone of all things private and commercial.  But this time, it’s doing so indirectly–using another state agency … ›

Freakonomics on CEQA's environmental counterproductivity and NIMBYism

If you’re interested in CEQA reform, give a listen to this week’s Freakonomics podcast featuring Prof. Ed Glaeser. He discusses a number of environmental policies where messaging has outpaced the … ›

PLF argues employers aren't responsible for employees' purely personal conduct

A woman ends her shift, puts on yoga clothes, and leaves work.  She plans to stop for some frozen yogurt before heading to yoga class.  But as she drives to … ›

How the Pilgrims learned about private property rights

In this special Thanksgiving PLF Podcast, I tell the story of how the Pilgrims learned the importance of private property rights. I quote an excerpt from William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation that … ›

President's weekly report — November 22, 2013

Free Enterprise Project — the Yogurt – Yoga – Work connection We filed this amicus brief in Moradi v. Marsh, where we are asking the California Supreme Court to take up … ›

PLF files amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court rails-to-trails case

Earlier today, PLF filed its amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States. The case arises from the federal government’s “Rails-to-Trails” program, … ›

California's under-performing schools highlight need for school choice

California’s K-12 students have some of the lowest standardized test scores in the nation.  Further, the performance gap separating white students from their black and Hispanic classmates is larger in … ›

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Does pervasive regulation void the Takings Clause?

Yes, says the federal government.  In their most recent filing in Mehaffy v. United States, lawyers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers argue that a property owner’s takings claim … ›

Obamacare headed for U.S. Supreme Court again

The diagnosis is getting worse for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Obamacare. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius … ›

Coastal Commission rides roughshod over billboard owners' property rights

The California Coastal Commission is at it again, trying to rid the coastal zone of all things private and commercial.  But this time, it’s doing so indirectly–using another state agency … ›

Freakonomics on CEQA's environmental counterproductivity and NIMBYism

If you’re interested in CEQA reform, give a listen to this week’s Freakonomics podcast featuring Prof. Ed Glaeser. He discusses a number of environmental policies where messaging has outpaced the … ›

PLF argues employers aren't responsible for employees' purely personal conduct

A woman ends her shift, puts on yoga clothes, and leaves work.  She plans to stop for some frozen yogurt before heading to yoga class.  But as she drives to … ›

How the Pilgrims learned about private property rights

In this special Thanksgiving PLF Podcast, I tell the story of how the Pilgrims learned the importance of private property rights. I quote an excerpt from William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation that … ›

President's weekly report — November 22, 2013

Free Enterprise Project — the Yogurt – Yoga – Work connection We filed this amicus brief in Moradi v. Marsh, where we are asking the California Supreme Court to take up … ›

PLF files amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court rails-to-trails case

Earlier today, PLF filed its amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States. The case arises from the federal government’s “Rails-to-Trails” program, … ›

California's under-performing schools highlight need for school choice

California’s K-12 students have some of the lowest standardized test scores in the nation.  Further, the performance gap separating white students from their black and Hispanic classmates is larger in … ›

Does pervasive regulation void the Takings Clause?

Yes, says the federal government.  In their most recent filing in Mehaffy v. United States, lawyers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers argue that a property owner’s takings claim … ›

Obamacare headed for U.S. Supreme Court again

The diagnosis is getting worse for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Obamacare. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius … ›

Coastal Commission rides roughshod over billboard owners' property rights

The California Coastal Commission is at it again, trying to rid the coastal zone of all things private and commercial.  But this time, it’s doing so indirectly–using another state agency … ›

Freakonomics on CEQA's environmental counterproductivity and NIMBYism

If you’re interested in CEQA reform, give a listen to this week’s Freakonomics podcast featuring Prof. Ed Glaeser. He discusses a number of environmental policies where messaging has outpaced the … ›

PLF argues employers aren't responsible for employees' purely personal conduct

A woman ends her shift, puts on yoga clothes, and leaves work.  She plans to stop for some frozen yogurt before heading to yoga class.  But as she drives to … ›

How the Pilgrims learned about private property rights

In this special Thanksgiving PLF Podcast, I tell the story of how the Pilgrims learned the importance of private property rights. I quote an excerpt from William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation that … ›

President's weekly report — November 22, 2013

Free Enterprise Project — the Yogurt – Yoga – Work connection We filed this amicus brief in Moradi v. Marsh, where we are asking the California Supreme Court to take up … ›

PLF files amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court rails-to-trails case

Earlier today, PLF filed its amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States. The case arises from the federal government’s “Rails-to-Trails” program, … ›

California's under-performing schools highlight need for school choice

California’s K-12 students have some of the lowest standardized test scores in the nation.  Further, the performance gap separating white students from their black and Hispanic classmates is larger in … ›