Supreme Court to conference PLF’s Florida Keys takings case in January

December 30, 2017 | By MARK MILLER

Like many members of that generation, Gordon and Molly Beyer bought land in Florida with a hope to one day have a residence in the Sunshine State. Unfortunately, the government had other ideas. … ...


PLF client JP Krause returns to Fox and Friends (updated with video)

December 25, 2017 | By MARK MILLER

JP, a young leader who won his school election but was disqualified afterwards by school administrators because of a funny campaign speech, found himself the center of attention because he promised (in Trumpian fashion) to “build a wall” between his school and the local rival high school. … ...


Weekly litigation report—December 23, 2017

December 23, 2017 | By JAMES BURLING

CBD sues Santa, tort reform is drugged in California, and repealing bad regulations is legal. … ...


Cal. Coastal Commission ignoring the rule of law

December 23, 2017 | By LARRY SALZMAN

When regulators propose a policy like this, California law says they must give notice to the public, conduct hearings, and allow public comment. The Commission did none of this. … ...


Forbes highlights PLF brief to Supreme Court

December 22, 2017 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

Forbes writer George Leef published an article on Brott v. United States, a case before the Supreme Court in which PLF participated as amicus. … ...


Unending tort liability for innovators

December 22, 2017 | By DEBORAH LA FETRA

The California Supreme Court issued a 4-3 decision in T.H. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. In doing so, the Court went further than it has ever gone before in applying the tort of negligent misrepresentation. … ...


PLF files another—and hopefully the last—brief against a challenge to the Congressional Review Act

December 22, 2017 | By OLIVER DUNFORD

PLF filed a Reply brief in support of its Renewed Motion to Dismiss Center for Biological Diversity v. Zinke, a case that challenges Congress’ use of the Congressional Review Act to overturn a Department of Interior regulation (Refuges Rule) that had severely restricted certain types of hunting in Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuges ...


Can government regulate your subconscious?

December 20, 2017 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

If government can strip you of choice just because unconscious bias might influence that choice, its power would have no bounds. But that is precisely what Seattle is doing to its landlords. … ...


Fed Soc teleforum on ‘the right to a better climate’

December 20, 2017 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Last week’s teleforum focused principally on the recent oral argument before the Ninth Circuit addressing the federal government’s mandamus petition, which requests that the appellate court put an immediate stop to the litigation. … ...