PLF files amicus brief in support of water rights

Last year we reported that the Siskiyou County Farm Bureau successfully sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife over whether the Department has the authority to limit the use of … ›

Will the Florida Supreme Court rewrite the law, or leave that job to the legislature?

An Automatic External Defribrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm. If needed, it can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. … ›

Coastal Commission bill garners criticism

Last year the California Coastal Commission suffered a major legislative defeat when AB 976—which would have given the Commission broad authority to levy administrative penalties without having first to go … ›

Due process does not end with class action certification

Today, in Duran v. U.S. National Bank, the California Supreme Court issued a ringing endorsement of the due process right to mount a defense in a class action lawsuit.  The … ›

More EPA hokum

Hokum: (1) a device used (as by showmen) to evoke a desired audience response; (2) untrue words or ideas; (3) pretentious nonsense. We demonstrated in an earlier post how disingenuous … ›

Groundwater and the public trust doctrine, continued

Earlier this month, the Sacramento Superior Court held a hearing in Environmental Law Foundation v. State Water Resources Control Board, in which the environmentalist plaintiffs are seeking an expansion of … ›

D.C. Circuit upholds EPA's refusal to regulate acid rain arbitrarily

Recently, EPA attempted to update its decades-old standard for regulating sulfur and nitrogen oxides — components of acid rain — under the Clean Air Act. The agency and the environmental … ›

CARB adopts amendments to AB 32's scoping plan

It was only a matter of time. On the heels of the Cap-and Trade Regulation, on May 22, 2014, the California Air Resources Board adopted a regulatory plan that is so severe … ›

What's a Public Use? A soccer stadium? A casino?

Two cases in the news this week made me wonder if I read the Fifth Amendment differently than the rest of the country. The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution says “nor … ›

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PLF files amicus brief in support of water rights

Last year we reported that the Siskiyou County Farm Bureau successfully sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife over whether the Department has the authority to limit the use of … ›

Will the Florida Supreme Court rewrite the law, or leave that job to the legislature?

An Automatic External Defribrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm. If needed, it can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. … ›

Coastal Commission bill garners criticism

Last year the California Coastal Commission suffered a major legislative defeat when AB 976—which would have given the Commission broad authority to levy administrative penalties without having first to go … ›

Due process does not end with class action certification

Today, in Duran v. U.S. National Bank, the California Supreme Court issued a ringing endorsement of the due process right to mount a defense in a class action lawsuit.  The … ›

More EPA hokum

Hokum: (1) a device used (as by showmen) to evoke a desired audience response; (2) untrue words or ideas; (3) pretentious nonsense. We demonstrated in an earlier post how disingenuous … ›

Groundwater and the public trust doctrine, continued

Earlier this month, the Sacramento Superior Court held a hearing in Environmental Law Foundation v. State Water Resources Control Board, in which the environmentalist plaintiffs are seeking an expansion of … ›

D.C. Circuit upholds EPA's refusal to regulate acid rain arbitrarily

Recently, EPA attempted to update its decades-old standard for regulating sulfur and nitrogen oxides — components of acid rain — under the Clean Air Act. The agency and the environmental … ›

CARB adopts amendments to AB 32's scoping plan

It was only a matter of time. On the heels of the Cap-and Trade Regulation, on May 22, 2014, the California Air Resources Board adopted a regulatory plan that is so severe … ›

What's a Public Use? A soccer stadium? A casino?

Two cases in the news this week made me wonder if I read the Fifth Amendment differently than the rest of the country. The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution says “nor … ›

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PLF files amicus brief in support of water rights

Last year we reported that the Siskiyou County Farm Bureau successfully sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife over whether the Department has the authority to limit the use of … ›

Will the Florida Supreme Court rewrite the law, or leave that job to the legislature?

An Automatic External Defribrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm. If needed, it can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. … ›

Coastal Commission bill garners criticism

Last year the California Coastal Commission suffered a major legislative defeat when AB 976—which would have given the Commission broad authority to levy administrative penalties without having first to go … ›

Due process does not end with class action certification

Today, in Duran v. U.S. National Bank, the California Supreme Court issued a ringing endorsement of the due process right to mount a defense in a class action lawsuit.  The … ›

More EPA hokum

Hokum: (1) a device used (as by showmen) to evoke a desired audience response; (2) untrue words or ideas; (3) pretentious nonsense. We demonstrated in an earlier post how disingenuous … ›

Groundwater and the public trust doctrine, continued

Earlier this month, the Sacramento Superior Court held a hearing in Environmental Law Foundation v. State Water Resources Control Board, in which the environmentalist plaintiffs are seeking an expansion of … ›

D.C. Circuit upholds EPA's refusal to regulate acid rain arbitrarily

Recently, EPA attempted to update its decades-old standard for regulating sulfur and nitrogen oxides — components of acid rain — under the Clean Air Act. The agency and the environmental … ›

CARB adopts amendments to AB 32's scoping plan

It was only a matter of time. On the heels of the Cap-and Trade Regulation, on May 22, 2014, the California Air Resources Board adopted a regulatory plan that is so severe … ›

What's a Public Use? A soccer stadium? A casino?

Two cases in the news this week made me wonder if I read the Fifth Amendment differently than the rest of the country. The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution says “nor … ›

PLF files amicus brief in support of water rights

Last year we reported that the Siskiyou County Farm Bureau successfully sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife over whether the Department has the authority to limit the use of … ›

Will the Florida Supreme Court rewrite the law, or leave that job to the legislature?

An Automatic External Defribrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm. If needed, it can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. … ›

Coastal Commission bill garners criticism

Last year the California Coastal Commission suffered a major legislative defeat when AB 976—which would have given the Commission broad authority to levy administrative penalties without having first to go … ›

Due process does not end with class action certification

Today, in Duran v. U.S. National Bank, the California Supreme Court issued a ringing endorsement of the due process right to mount a defense in a class action lawsuit.  The … ›

More EPA hokum

Hokum: (1) a device used (as by showmen) to evoke a desired audience response; (2) untrue words or ideas; (3) pretentious nonsense. We demonstrated in an earlier post how disingenuous … ›

Groundwater and the public trust doctrine, continued

Earlier this month, the Sacramento Superior Court held a hearing in Environmental Law Foundation v. State Water Resources Control Board, in which the environmentalist plaintiffs are seeking an expansion of … ›

D.C. Circuit upholds EPA's refusal to regulate acid rain arbitrarily

Recently, EPA attempted to update its decades-old standard for regulating sulfur and nitrogen oxides — components of acid rain — under the Clean Air Act. The agency and the environmental … ›

CARB adopts amendments to AB 32's scoping plan

It was only a matter of time. On the heels of the Cap-and Trade Regulation, on May 22, 2014, the California Air Resources Board adopted a regulatory plan that is so severe … ›

What's a Public Use? A soccer stadium? A casino?

Two cases in the news this week made me wonder if I read the Fifth Amendment differently than the rest of the country. The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution says “nor … ›