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Month: January 2017

January 31, 2017

PLF applauds nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Sacramento, CA and Washington, DC; January 31, 2017: Responding to today's nomination announcement, Pacific Legal Foundation praised the qualifications and fitness of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. "Judge Gorsuch is superbly well qualified to serve on the Supreme Court and his prior opinions demonstrate a car ...

January 31, 2017

Challenge to California’s gray wolf listing

We commenced our challenge to the California Fish and Game Commission's listing of the gray wolf under the state's Endangered Species Act. ...

January 30, 2017

Ranchers challenge ‘endangered’ listing of gray wolf

The listing of the California Gray Wolf as an endangered species has caused ranchers throughout the state concerned of the damage caused by wolves. ...

January 28, 2017

Weekly litigation report — January 28, 2017

School Choice Week 2017 Hawkes Company secures important victory on remand from Supreme Court WOTUS Rule update Favorable tort decision from the Texas Supreme Court PLF files brief in New York union lawsuit PLF files brief to support donor anonymity  PLF files brief in support of truthful communication Cap and trade argument Drakes Bay petition ...

January 28, 2017

California's compelled disclosure law returns to the Ninth Circuit

Whether people want to donate to the Tea Party or the Socialist Party, they have a right to keep their donations anonymous. Since 2010, California has tried to interfere with those rights, requiring all nonprofit organizations to hand over donor names and addresses. Thursday PLF filed this brief as friend of the court in the Ninth Circuit case ...

January 27, 2017

WSJ columnist strongly endorses PLF idea to kill bad regulations

In her most recent column, Kimberly Strassel writes that an idea I've been promoting is a "Regulatory Game Changer" that would allow Congress to "overrule Obama regulations going back to 2009." This is incredibly flattering praise from Strassel, who is a Bradley Prize winner and author of the Potomac Watch column every Friday for The ...

January 27, 2017

Anaheim school district soon to be in court

Last year, PLF and Parent Revolution joined forces to support a group of elementary school parents who were sued by the Anaheim school district. What did the parents do to warrant legal action? As we previously discussed, they invoked California’s Parent Empowerment Act, also known as the “parent trigger,” and petitioned to conve ...

January 27, 2017

Score one for “reasonable” application of tort liability

When Alan Petrie was assaulted and robbed in a Houston apartment complex visitors' parking lot at 2:00 a.m., he sued the apartment management companies for their failure to protect him. The trial court rejected his lawsuit on the grounds that the management companies owed no duty to protect him from the criminal acts of third ...

January 27, 2017

NY Courts are not the proper venue for political arguments

Today, PLF filed an amicus brief in New York supporting the New York Farm Bureau’s defense against a transparently political lawsuit. In the case, several union groups are asking the court to declare the limitations of the New York State Labor Relations Act unconstitutional. ...

January 26, 2017

California supreme court declines to hear due process appeal

Sometimes life comes at you fast. Just last week we reported on our letter asking the California Supreme Court to grant review in Drakes Bay Oyster Company v. California Coastal Commission, to decide whether an enforcement agency can compromise its constitutionally required neutrality by putting its decidedly biased enforcement staff in charge of d ...

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