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Month: January 2018

January 31, 2018

Mismatch: State Bar of CA Continues to Refuse Disclosure of Data related to Minority Bar Exam Passage

The State Bar should comply with the California Supreme Court and release this vital data to the public. ...

January 31, 2018

Kelo strikes again

One of the key protections enshrined by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the requirement that any exercise of eminent domain must be for a valid public use. ...

January 30, 2018

Fighting for the Constitution and small business owners

PLF, representing several vape shop owners across the country, has filed complaints against the FDA in 3 separate federal courts. ...

January 30, 2018

The Daily Journal: Water, Property Rights and the Public Trust Doctrine

Originally published in The Daily Journal on January 30th 2019. Even if Mark Twain never actually said, "Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over," nowhere is this maxim better illustrated than in California, where people have been claiming, diverting and fighting over water since pioneers and prospectors first started rolling in. Califo ...

January 29, 2018

Fox News: States are using absurd licensing requirements to license people right out of work – it has to stop

Published by Fox News January 29, 2018. In Maryland, if you're behind in paying your state taxes you face a perverse situation.  You need money to clear yourself of the debt, but anyone with unpaid taxes is automatically prohibited from obtaining or renewing an occupational license.  That makes it difficult to find a job, because ...

January 27, 2018

Litigation update—January 27, 2018

The Supreme Court grants important Endangered Species Act case, defending the right to protect private property against natural hazards, and PLF is objecting to involuntary bar membership for attorneys. ...

January 25, 2018

OCR accepts PLF’s complaint and opens an investigation into MSHSL dance discrimination

This is the first vital and important step in ensuring that Minnesota boys have an equal opportunity to dance. ...

January 25, 2018

Supreme Court refuses to hear important Florida Keys takings case

Earlier this week, we learned that the U.S. Supreme Court would not hear the important takings case arising from the Florida Keys known as Ganson v. City of Marathon. ...

January 24, 2018

High Court agrees to hear landmark Endangered Species Act case

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear a challenge to a bureaucratic abuse of the Endangered Species Act that threatens landowners nationwide. ...

January 23, 2018

Challenging the mandatory government bar

Do states require drinkers to buy their scotch and sodas at a government-run bar? Well, no. But 31 states do require all attorneys to belong to a government-run bar association as a condition for practicing law... ...