California Department of Education effectively repeals "parent trigger" law for 2015

Recognizing the need to give parents more control over improving their children’s schools, the California Legislature passed–and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed–the Parent Empowerment Act, also known as the “Parent Trigger,” … ›

When can public money go to religious institutions?

The Supreme Court has two opportunities to answer questions about when taxpayer dollars can go to religious institutions.  The Court has already agreed to review an Eighth Circuit Court of … ›

SCOTUS confirmation games: Playing the race card, with an empty recess appointment threat

President Obama has promised to nominate someone relatively soon for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court made vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing. President Obama hopes either to weaken … ›

President's weekly report, February 26, 2016

Endangered species — holding California to the law We filed this petition this week against the California Department of Fish & Game, demanding that the agency reviews it decisions to … ›

Supreme Court declines to answer important economic liberty question

Today, the United States Supreme Court denied review in Sensational Smiles, LLC. v. Mullen. PLF, with the Cato Institute, filed a brief asking the Court to take up the case. As a … ›

PLF's Shauneen Werlinger to participate in Hawkes discussion at Cato Institute on March 14

On Monday, March 14th, I will be participating in a discussion hosted by Cato Institute entitled “Do Landowners Have a Right to Challenge Federal Regulation of Their Property? A Preview of Army Corps … ›

Supreme Court denies review of San Jose affordable housing case

This morning, the Supreme Court denied review in the legislative exactions case, California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose (more about the case here). Although the decision ends … ›

Certiorari denied in American Farm Bureau v. EPA

American Farm Bureau v. EPA (15-599), a petition for certiorari which PLF supported as amicus curiae, was denied this morning.  The denial leaves the Third Circuit opinion in place, an … ›

US Senator Grassley speaks on PLF client John Duarte's fight with federal wetland enforcers

Yesterday, February 25, United States Senator Chuck Grassley (R – Iowa) took to the floor of the Senate Chamber to inform his colleagues about PLF client John Duarte’s ongoing battle … ›

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California Department of Education effectively repeals "parent trigger" law for 2015

Recognizing the need to give parents more control over improving their children’s schools, the California Legislature passed–and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed–the Parent Empowerment Act, also known as the “Parent Trigger,” … ›

When can public money go to religious institutions?

The Supreme Court has two opportunities to answer questions about when taxpayer dollars can go to religious institutions.  The Court has already agreed to review an Eighth Circuit Court of … ›

SCOTUS confirmation games: Playing the race card, with an empty recess appointment threat

President Obama has promised to nominate someone relatively soon for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court made vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing. President Obama hopes either to weaken … ›

President's weekly report, February 26, 2016

Endangered species — holding California to the law We filed this petition this week against the California Department of Fish & Game, demanding that the agency reviews it decisions to … ›

Supreme Court declines to answer important economic liberty question

Today, the United States Supreme Court denied review in Sensational Smiles, LLC. v. Mullen. PLF, with the Cato Institute, filed a brief asking the Court to take up the case. As a … ›

PLF's Shauneen Werlinger to participate in Hawkes discussion at Cato Institute on March 14

On Monday, March 14th, I will be participating in a discussion hosted by Cato Institute entitled “Do Landowners Have a Right to Challenge Federal Regulation of Their Property? A Preview of Army Corps … ›

Supreme Court denies review of San Jose affordable housing case

This morning, the Supreme Court denied review in the legislative exactions case, California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose (more about the case here). Although the decision ends … ›

Certiorari denied in American Farm Bureau v. EPA

American Farm Bureau v. EPA (15-599), a petition for certiorari which PLF supported as amicus curiae, was denied this morning.  The denial leaves the Third Circuit opinion in place, an … ›

US Senator Grassley speaks on PLF client John Duarte's fight with federal wetland enforcers

Yesterday, February 25, United States Senator Chuck Grassley (R – Iowa) took to the floor of the Senate Chamber to inform his colleagues about PLF client John Duarte’s ongoing battle … ›

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California Department of Education effectively repeals "parent trigger" law for 2015

Recognizing the need to give parents more control over improving their children’s schools, the California Legislature passed–and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed–the Parent Empowerment Act, also known as the “Parent Trigger,” … ›

When can public money go to religious institutions?

The Supreme Court has two opportunities to answer questions about when taxpayer dollars can go to religious institutions.  The Court has already agreed to review an Eighth Circuit Court of … ›

SCOTUS confirmation games: Playing the race card, with an empty recess appointment threat

President Obama has promised to nominate someone relatively soon for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court made vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing. President Obama hopes either to weaken … ›

President's weekly report, February 26, 2016

Endangered species — holding California to the law We filed this petition this week against the California Department of Fish & Game, demanding that the agency reviews it decisions to … ›

Supreme Court declines to answer important economic liberty question

Today, the United States Supreme Court denied review in Sensational Smiles, LLC. v. Mullen. PLF, with the Cato Institute, filed a brief asking the Court to take up the case. As a … ›

PLF's Shauneen Werlinger to participate in Hawkes discussion at Cato Institute on March 14

On Monday, March 14th, I will be participating in a discussion hosted by Cato Institute entitled “Do Landowners Have a Right to Challenge Federal Regulation of Their Property? A Preview of Army Corps … ›

Supreme Court denies review of San Jose affordable housing case

This morning, the Supreme Court denied review in the legislative exactions case, California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose (more about the case here). Although the decision ends … ›

Certiorari denied in American Farm Bureau v. EPA

American Farm Bureau v. EPA (15-599), a petition for certiorari which PLF supported as amicus curiae, was denied this morning.  The denial leaves the Third Circuit opinion in place, an … ›

US Senator Grassley speaks on PLF client John Duarte's fight with federal wetland enforcers

Yesterday, February 25, United States Senator Chuck Grassley (R – Iowa) took to the floor of the Senate Chamber to inform his colleagues about PLF client John Duarte’s ongoing battle … ›

California Department of Education effectively repeals "parent trigger" law for 2015

Recognizing the need to give parents more control over improving their children’s schools, the California Legislature passed–and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed–the Parent Empowerment Act, also known as the “Parent Trigger,” … ›

When can public money go to religious institutions?

The Supreme Court has two opportunities to answer questions about when taxpayer dollars can go to religious institutions.  The Court has already agreed to review an Eighth Circuit Court of … ›

SCOTUS confirmation games: Playing the race card, with an empty recess appointment threat

President Obama has promised to nominate someone relatively soon for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court made vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing. President Obama hopes either to weaken … ›

President's weekly report, February 26, 2016

Endangered species — holding California to the law We filed this petition this week against the California Department of Fish & Game, demanding that the agency reviews it decisions to … ›

Supreme Court declines to answer important economic liberty question

Today, the United States Supreme Court denied review in Sensational Smiles, LLC. v. Mullen. PLF, with the Cato Institute, filed a brief asking the Court to take up the case. As a … ›

PLF's Shauneen Werlinger to participate in Hawkes discussion at Cato Institute on March 14

On Monday, March 14th, I will be participating in a discussion hosted by Cato Institute entitled “Do Landowners Have a Right to Challenge Federal Regulation of Their Property? A Preview of Army Corps … ›

Supreme Court denies review of San Jose affordable housing case

This morning, the Supreme Court denied review in the legislative exactions case, California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose (more about the case here). Although the decision ends … ›

Certiorari denied in American Farm Bureau v. EPA

American Farm Bureau v. EPA (15-599), a petition for certiorari which PLF supported as amicus curiae, was denied this morning.  The denial leaves the Third Circuit opinion in place, an … ›

US Senator Grassley speaks on PLF client John Duarte's fight with federal wetland enforcers

Yesterday, February 25, United States Senator Chuck Grassley (R – Iowa) took to the floor of the Senate Chamber to inform his colleagues about PLF client John Duarte’s ongoing battle … ›