Blog

Filter By:
Sort By:

Month: December 2017

December 30, 2017

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

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. ...

December 25, 2017

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

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. ...

December 23, 2017

Weekly litigation report—December 23, 2017

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

December 23, 2017

Cal. Coastal Commission ignoring the rule of law

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. ...

December 22, 2017

Forbes highlights PLF brief to Supreme Court

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

December 22, 2017

Unending tort liability for innovators

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. ...

December 22, 2017

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

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. ...

December 20, 2017

Can government regulate your subconscious?

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. ...

December 20, 2017

Fed Soc teleforum on “the right to a better climate”

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. ...

December 19, 2017

Supreme Court to consider whether Utah can continue to recover the Utah prairie dog

We filed our final brief urging the Supreme Court to hear People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners' challenge to an unconstitutional federal regulation that imposes significant harms on Utah property owners and blocks the state's efforts to recover a rare species of rodent. ...

Donate