Investor’s Business Daily: Taming The Regulatory State: It’s A Constitutional Imperative

Originally published by Investor’s Business Daily August 31, 2018. According to one Mercatus Center study, each of us must obey over 1 million regulatory dictates, vastly more than the statutes written … ›

Briefing nearing completion in gnatcatcher challenge

This week we filed our final trial court brief in our challenge to the Endangered Species Act listing of the coastal California gnatcatcher. We argue that the gnatcatcher should not … ›

California Court of Appeal imposes public trust obligations on groundwater well permits

This morning a California Court of Appeal issued an unfortunate opinion (although given the state of California courts, perhaps an unsurprising one) affirming in full a trial court decision that … ›

Supreme Court reconsiders rule that gave prisoners better access to federal courts than property owners

When government violates constitutional rights, most people assume they can seek justice in federal courts. Usually that assumption is correct. For instance, if your local city unconstitutionally censors your speech, … ›

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Should Follow the Law

The Service claims it is exempt from Regulatory Flexibility Act requirements because critical habitat designations impact only other federal agencies. But this claim is in error. While critical habitat designations do require federal agencies to manage critical habitat, the restrictions of the designations also directly affect small businesses, making designations subject to RFA requirements.

Courts must look behind California’s pretenses when the state channels money to union advocacy

In the aftermath of Janus v. AFSCME, states have come up with some pretty clever ways to funnel money to unions and union-supported speech.  Today, PLF asked the Ninth Circuit … ›

Weekly litigation update — August 25, 2018

Reply brief filed in Knick PLF attorneys filed this reply brief in Knick v. Scott Township, our case challenging the bizarre Supreme Court rule that prevents property owners from bringing … ›

California Legislature finally gets something right

According to the English political philosopher John Locke, “The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.” And while we may know and … ›

PLF mourns the passing of trustee Dixon Montague

PLF trustee Harold Dixon Montague passed away on Sunday, August 19, after a long battle with cancer. Dixon was a distinguished attorney who fought for the rights of property owners … ›

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Investor’s Business Daily: Taming The Regulatory State: It’s A Constitutional Imperative

Originally published by Investor’s Business Daily August 31, 2018. According to one Mercatus Center study, each of us must obey over 1 million regulatory dictates, vastly more than the statutes written … ›

Briefing nearing completion in gnatcatcher challenge

This week we filed our final trial court brief in our challenge to the Endangered Species Act listing of the coastal California gnatcatcher. We argue that the gnatcatcher should not … ›

California Court of Appeal imposes public trust obligations on groundwater well permits

This morning a California Court of Appeal issued an unfortunate opinion (although given the state of California courts, perhaps an unsurprising one) affirming in full a trial court decision that … ›

Supreme Court reconsiders rule that gave prisoners better access to federal courts than property owners

When government violates constitutional rights, most people assume they can seek justice in federal courts. Usually that assumption is correct. For instance, if your local city unconstitutionally censors your speech, … ›

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Should Follow the Law

The Service claims it is exempt from Regulatory Flexibility Act requirements because critical habitat designations impact only other federal agencies. But this claim is in error. While critical habitat designations do require federal agencies to manage critical habitat, the restrictions of the designations also directly affect small businesses, making designations subject to RFA requirements.

Courts must look behind California’s pretenses when the state channels money to union advocacy

In the aftermath of Janus v. AFSCME, states have come up with some pretty clever ways to funnel money to unions and union-supported speech.  Today, PLF asked the Ninth Circuit … ›

Weekly litigation update — August 25, 2018

Reply brief filed in Knick PLF attorneys filed this reply brief in Knick v. Scott Township, our case challenging the bizarre Supreme Court rule that prevents property owners from bringing … ›

California Legislature finally gets something right

According to the English political philosopher John Locke, “The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.” And while we may know and … ›

PLF mourns the passing of trustee Dixon Montague

PLF trustee Harold Dixon Montague passed away on Sunday, August 19, after a long battle with cancer. Dixon was a distinguished attorney who fought for the rights of property owners … ›

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Investor’s Business Daily: Taming The Regulatory State: It’s A Constitutional Imperative

Originally published by Investor’s Business Daily August 31, 2018. According to one Mercatus Center study, each of us must obey over 1 million regulatory dictates, vastly more than the statutes written … ›

Briefing nearing completion in gnatcatcher challenge

This week we filed our final trial court brief in our challenge to the Endangered Species Act listing of the coastal California gnatcatcher. We argue that the gnatcatcher should not … ›

California Court of Appeal imposes public trust obligations on groundwater well permits

This morning a California Court of Appeal issued an unfortunate opinion (although given the state of California courts, perhaps an unsurprising one) affirming in full a trial court decision that … ›

Supreme Court reconsiders rule that gave prisoners better access to federal courts than property owners

When government violates constitutional rights, most people assume they can seek justice in federal courts. Usually that assumption is correct. For instance, if your local city unconstitutionally censors your speech, … ›

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Should Follow the Law

The Service claims it is exempt from Regulatory Flexibility Act requirements because critical habitat designations impact only other federal agencies. But this claim is in error. While critical habitat designations do require federal agencies to manage critical habitat, the restrictions of the designations also directly affect small businesses, making designations subject to RFA requirements.

Courts must look behind California’s pretenses when the state channels money to union advocacy

In the aftermath of Janus v. AFSCME, states have come up with some pretty clever ways to funnel money to unions and union-supported speech.  Today, PLF asked the Ninth Circuit … ›

Weekly litigation update — August 25, 2018

Reply brief filed in Knick PLF attorneys filed this reply brief in Knick v. Scott Township, our case challenging the bizarre Supreme Court rule that prevents property owners from bringing … ›

California Legislature finally gets something right

According to the English political philosopher John Locke, “The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.” And while we may know and … ›

PLF mourns the passing of trustee Dixon Montague

PLF trustee Harold Dixon Montague passed away on Sunday, August 19, after a long battle with cancer. Dixon was a distinguished attorney who fought for the rights of property owners … ›

Investor’s Business Daily: Taming The Regulatory State: It’s A Constitutional Imperative

Originally published by Investor’s Business Daily August 31, 2018. According to one Mercatus Center study, each of us must obey over 1 million regulatory dictates, vastly more than the statutes written … ›

Briefing nearing completion in gnatcatcher challenge

This week we filed our final trial court brief in our challenge to the Endangered Species Act listing of the coastal California gnatcatcher. We argue that the gnatcatcher should not … ›

California Court of Appeal imposes public trust obligations on groundwater well permits

This morning a California Court of Appeal issued an unfortunate opinion (although given the state of California courts, perhaps an unsurprising one) affirming in full a trial court decision that … ›

Supreme Court reconsiders rule that gave prisoners better access to federal courts than property owners

When government violates constitutional rights, most people assume they can seek justice in federal courts. Usually that assumption is correct. For instance, if your local city unconstitutionally censors your speech, … ›

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Should Follow the Law

The Service claims it is exempt from Regulatory Flexibility Act requirements because critical habitat designations impact only other federal agencies. But this claim is in error. While critical habitat designations do require federal agencies to manage critical habitat, the restrictions of the designations also directly affect small businesses, making designations subject to RFA requirements.

Courts must look behind California’s pretenses when the state channels money to union advocacy

In the aftermath of Janus v. AFSCME, states have come up with some pretty clever ways to funnel money to unions and union-supported speech.  Today, PLF asked the Ninth Circuit … ›

Weekly litigation update — August 25, 2018

Reply brief filed in Knick PLF attorneys filed this reply brief in Knick v. Scott Township, our case challenging the bizarre Supreme Court rule that prevents property owners from bringing … ›

California Legislature finally gets something right

According to the English political philosopher John Locke, “The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.” And while we may know and … ›

PLF mourns the passing of trustee Dixon Montague

PLF trustee Harold Dixon Montague passed away on Sunday, August 19, after a long battle with cancer. Dixon was a distinguished attorney who fought for the rights of property owners … ›