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Year: 2018

January 02, 2018

A win for property owners throughout California

For years, Oakland has treated small property owners as a piggy bank, demanding ever growing penalties for minor, alleged building code violations and denying property owners any legitimate opportunity to defend themselves. But thanks to a PLF victory in the California Court of Appeal, that abuse will come to an end. ...

January 03, 2018

PLF mourns the passing of our friend and colleague, Reed Hopper

It is with deep sadness that we convey the news that our longtime friend and colleague, Senior Attorney Reed Hopper, tragically passed away on Christmas. ...

January 05, 2018

PLF files opening brief at Supreme Court in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky

PLF is fighting for the Free Speech rights of voters of every political viewpoint, regardless of whether they wish to express their affinity for the Tea Party or the AFL-CIO. ...

January 06, 2018

Weekly litigation report—January 6, 2017

A win for property owners throughout California, Another twist in another abusive wetlands prosecution, and PLF files its opening brief in a First Amendment case before the Supreme Court. ...

January 09, 2018

Hannity covers PLF’s Markle case now pending at the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court announced it would continue considering whether to grant review in PLF's important Endangered Species Act case. ...

January 11, 2018

8th Circuit endorses extreme deference to the government

This case would be an excellent vehicle to resolve a major problem and strike a significant blow on the side of economic liberty. ...

January 11, 2018

The costs (and lack of benefits) of designating a national monument

PLF has joined with Utahns to defend the reduction in the Bears Ears Monument. ...

January 12, 2018

PLF asks Michigan Supreme Court to stop theft by tax collectors

For the sake of justice, the Michigan Supreme Court should step in and secure to Uri Rafaeli, Andre Ohanessian, and people across Michigan what rightfully belongs to them. ...

January 13, 2018

Weekly litigation update—January 13, 2018

PLF asks the Michigan Supreme Court to stop theft by tax collectors, the ongoing fight to defend public land access for all, and more U.S. Supreme Court activity. ...

January 17, 2018

A good day for economic liberty in New Jersey

All too often we've had the displeasure of reporting on courts rubber stamping licensing schemes and legislative reform efforts dying in a haze of predictable interest group lobbying. Nevertheless, there is good news! ...