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Year: 2014

January 01, 2014

PLF Podcast on The Conscience of The Constitution

The latest PLF Podcast is on my book The Conscience of The Constitution. I think this is one of the more interesting and informative interviews I've done. Check it out–and subscribe! ...

January 02, 2014

PLF comments on EPA's strategic plan

Last week, Pacific Legal Foundation submitted our comments on EPA’s draft Strategic Plan for 2014.  The most interesting part of this document is the agency’s plan to reduce the number of enforcement actions it will take in order to focus on what it considers to be the most “serious” environmental polluters.  This approach ...

January 02, 2014

Study shows EEOC’s disparate impact cure is worse than the disease

A group of congressmen have introduced a bill that would ban employers from considering job applicants' credit histories.  As we've noted before, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has proscesuted companies' for using credit and background checks due to the practices' purported disparate impact on minority applicants, even though such s ...

January 02, 2014

Failing public schools selfishly try to prevent students from transferring to better schools

In my home-state, the largest and worst school district has 15 vacant school buildings, down from 27 a few years ago.  Maintaining these buildings costs taxpayers in the City of Milwaukee almost three-quarters of a million dollars each year.  The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) district refused to sell or lease the vacant buildings to high-perform ...

January 03, 2014

Obamacare, the Coastal Commission, race preferences, and more…

Earlier this week, I guest-hosted the Armstrong & Getty After Show on KSTE talk radio in Sacramento. My guests included PLF’s Joshua Thompson on race preferences and Jennifer Thompson on the California Coastal Commission. I also talked about our Obamacare lawsuits with my wife and fellow litigator Christina Sandefur–along with many ...

January 03, 2014

President's weekly report — January 3, 2014

Environment — Endangered Species — Riverside Fairy Shrimp We filed this amicus brief in Otay Mesa Property v. United States Department of Interior on Monday.  In this case, we support a San Diego County property owner's challenge to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to designate the property as critical habitat for the Ri ...

January 06, 2014

Will California worsen its already terrible eminent domain laws?

When the infamous Kelo v. New London was decided in 2005, California was already one of the worst states in the nation when it came to eminent domain. In the five years leading up to that decision, California had used or threatened eminent domain against home and business owners some 858 times for the benefit ...

January 06, 2014

2014: the year of the water wars?

California, and much of the west, is experiencing its third consecutive year of drought. And a recent report on the Sierra Nevada snowpack—the source of much of California’s water—found that it is only 20% of its average depth at this point in the year. What does this mean? 2014 is likely to be rife with ...

January 08, 2014

PLF's Timothy Sandefur joins Steve Deace tonight

I’ll be talking with Steve Deace tonight on his syndicated radio show at 8pm Pacific, 11pm Eastern; we’ll be talking about my new book, The Conscience of The Constitution. You can listen online here. ...

January 08, 2014

PLF's @TheCoastWatch is live-tweeting from the California Coastal Commission meeting

@TheCoastWatch is live-tweeting from the California Coastal Commission meeting in San Diego today through Friday.  PLF is the only organization that regularly monitors the California Coastal Commission, a regulatory agency with vast control over the state's hundreds of miles of coastline. You can follow the @TheCoastWatch here. You can also learn ...

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