PLF fights to protect the Separation of Powers

James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” once wrote that “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, … ›

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PLF to Supreme Court: courts shouldn’t look the other way when federal agencies seize power Congress never gave them

The fundamental principles of our constitution are that government power must be divided up, rather than concentrated, and those who exercise it must be accountable to the people. That’s why … ›

Common Sense Prevails in Regulatory Flexibility Act Case

Yesterday, PLF successfully defeated an attempt to dismiss its lawsuit that would require the government to follow its own laws and regulations. At issue is the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), … ›

No, Virginia, we’re not going anywhere

As readers know, Virginia strictly forbids having too much fun with happy hour advertisements. The state allows businesses to use the sanitized statements “Happy Hour,” or “Drink Specials,” but forbids … ›

No, police can’t lie their way into our homes

As children we are taught that law enforcement officers are here to help us. After all, who do you call when you need help? The police. But effective policing within … ›

Supreme Court declines to review an important First Amendment case

The First Amendment prohibits the government from silencing messages it doesn’t like. Yet San Francisco is doing exactly that with its sign ordinance. Under the ordinance, businesses can put up … ›

Two-and-a-half cheers for May’s historic CRA actions

Originally published by The Hill May 29, 2018. The Congress and President Trump set two historic precedents last week when they enacted a law overturning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) illegal and … ›

Weekly litigation report — May 26, 2018

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies Holding state administrative agencies accountable to the law Does “land owned or controlled by the Federal Government” include the ocean? PLF … ›

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies

In 1996, Dr. Mark and Bella Greene, a couple from Pennsylvania, bought an older beach house in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles. Their plan is to remodel this home and … ›

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PLF fights to protect the Separation of Powers

James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” once wrote that “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, … ›

Supreme Court Building

PLF to Supreme Court: courts shouldn’t look the other way when federal agencies seize power Congress never gave them

The fundamental principles of our constitution are that government power must be divided up, rather than concentrated, and those who exercise it must be accountable to the people. That’s why … ›

Common Sense Prevails in Regulatory Flexibility Act Case

Yesterday, PLF successfully defeated an attempt to dismiss its lawsuit that would require the government to follow its own laws and regulations. At issue is the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), … ›

No, Virginia, we’re not going anywhere

As readers know, Virginia strictly forbids having too much fun with happy hour advertisements. The state allows businesses to use the sanitized statements “Happy Hour,” or “Drink Specials,” but forbids … ›

No, police can’t lie their way into our homes

As children we are taught that law enforcement officers are here to help us. After all, who do you call when you need help? The police. But effective policing within … ›

Supreme Court declines to review an important First Amendment case

The First Amendment prohibits the government from silencing messages it doesn’t like. Yet San Francisco is doing exactly that with its sign ordinance. Under the ordinance, businesses can put up … ›

Two-and-a-half cheers for May’s historic CRA actions

Originally published by The Hill May 29, 2018. The Congress and President Trump set two historic precedents last week when they enacted a law overturning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) illegal and … ›

Weekly litigation report — May 26, 2018

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies Holding state administrative agencies accountable to the law Does “land owned or controlled by the Federal Government” include the ocean? PLF … ›

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies

In 1996, Dr. Mark and Bella Greene, a couple from Pennsylvania, bought an older beach house in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles. Their plan is to remodel this home and … ›

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PLF fights to protect the Separation of Powers

James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” once wrote that “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, … ›

Supreme Court Building

PLF to Supreme Court: courts shouldn’t look the other way when federal agencies seize power Congress never gave them

The fundamental principles of our constitution are that government power must be divided up, rather than concentrated, and those who exercise it must be accountable to the people. That’s why … ›

Common Sense Prevails in Regulatory Flexibility Act Case

Yesterday, PLF successfully defeated an attempt to dismiss its lawsuit that would require the government to follow its own laws and regulations. At issue is the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), … ›

No, Virginia, we’re not going anywhere

As readers know, Virginia strictly forbids having too much fun with happy hour advertisements. The state allows businesses to use the sanitized statements “Happy Hour,” or “Drink Specials,” but forbids … ›

No, police can’t lie their way into our homes

As children we are taught that law enforcement officers are here to help us. After all, who do you call when you need help? The police. But effective policing within … ›

Supreme Court declines to review an important First Amendment case

The First Amendment prohibits the government from silencing messages it doesn’t like. Yet San Francisco is doing exactly that with its sign ordinance. Under the ordinance, businesses can put up … ›

Two-and-a-half cheers for May’s historic CRA actions

Originally published by The Hill May 29, 2018. The Congress and President Trump set two historic precedents last week when they enacted a law overturning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) illegal and … ›

Weekly litigation report — May 26, 2018

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies Holding state administrative agencies accountable to the law Does “land owned or controlled by the Federal Government” include the ocean? PLF … ›

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies

In 1996, Dr. Mark and Bella Greene, a couple from Pennsylvania, bought an older beach house in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles. Their plan is to remodel this home and … ›

PLF fights to protect the Separation of Powers

James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” once wrote that “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, … ›

Supreme Court Building

PLF to Supreme Court: courts shouldn’t look the other way when federal agencies seize power Congress never gave them

The fundamental principles of our constitution are that government power must be divided up, rather than concentrated, and those who exercise it must be accountable to the people. That’s why … ›

Common Sense Prevails in Regulatory Flexibility Act Case

Yesterday, PLF successfully defeated an attempt to dismiss its lawsuit that would require the government to follow its own laws and regulations. At issue is the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), … ›

No, Virginia, we’re not going anywhere

As readers know, Virginia strictly forbids having too much fun with happy hour advertisements. The state allows businesses to use the sanitized statements “Happy Hour,” or “Drink Specials,” but forbids … ›

No, police can’t lie their way into our homes

As children we are taught that law enforcement officers are here to help us. After all, who do you call when you need help? The police. But effective policing within … ›

Supreme Court declines to review an important First Amendment case

The First Amendment prohibits the government from silencing messages it doesn’t like. Yet San Francisco is doing exactly that with its sign ordinance. Under the ordinance, businesses can put up … ›

Two-and-a-half cheers for May’s historic CRA actions

Originally published by The Hill May 29, 2018. The Congress and President Trump set two historic precedents last week when they enacted a law overturning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) illegal and … ›

Weekly litigation report — May 26, 2018

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies Holding state administrative agencies accountable to the law Does “land owned or controlled by the Federal Government” include the ocean? PLF … ›

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies

In 1996, Dr. Mark and Bella Greene, a couple from Pennsylvania, bought an older beach house in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles. Their plan is to remodel this home and … ›