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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation update — October 7, 2017

New lawsuit challenging ESA overreach WOTUS at SCOTUS on Wednesday An end to mobilehome park fight in Palo Alto Opposing another legislative tax-limitation end-run, this time in Arizona Motion for ... ›

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By Damien M. Schiff

New lawsuit challenging Endangered Species Act overreach

This morning, we filed a complaint in federal district court in D.C. challenging the National Marine Fisheries Service’s 2016 “biological opinion” governing FEMA’s implementation of the national flood insurance program ... ›

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By Larry G. Salzman

A just end to property rights battle in Palo Alto

Today PLF dismissed its appeal of a case involving the Jisser family, owners of a small mobile home park in Palo Alto, Calif., who were being forced to pay millions ... ›

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By Deborah J. La Fetra

A tax by any other name….

In Biggs v. Betlatch, the Arizona Supreme Court will decide whether a Medicaid expansion tax is, in fact, a tax – or whether it is some other kind of non-tax ... ›

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By Larry G. Salzman

A new excuse to punish small property owners: “affordable housing”

Can the government force a property owner to pay tens of thousands of dollars in “affordable housing” fees as a condition of granting a permit to divide a single residential ... ›

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By Deborah J. La Fetra

Janus op-ed in the Daily Journal

Today’s Daily Journal celebrates the first day of the new Supreme Court Term by publishing an array of op-eds on pending cases, including my own take on Janus v. AFCSME. That ... ›

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By Collin B. Callahan

Video: PLF & NRI’s 4th Annual Supreme Court Preview

On Friday, Pacific Legal Foundation and National Review Institute were pleased to present the 4th annual Supreme Court preview event to discuss the consequential cases in the 2017-18 Supreme Court ... ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — September 30, 2017

Government workers have another chance to declare independence! Supreme Court asked to restore Utah prairie dog conservation program—and constitutional limits on federal power Neither legislative bodies nor government bureaucrats can ... ›

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By Collin B. Callahan

Video: PLF & NRI’s 4th Annual Supreme Court Preview

On Friday, Pacific Legal Foundation and National Review Institute were pleased to present the 4th annual Supreme Court preview event to discuss the consequential cases in the 2017-18 Supreme Court … ›

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By Anastasia P. Boden

Speaking of the bane that is occupational licensing…

This week I sat down with FreedomWorks to talk about the egregious violation of economic liberty that is occupational licensing  Nowadays, you need a license to do just about everything under the sun, from dog-watching to helping a friend move  Such a scheme puts entrepreneurs at the mercy of bureaucrats, even though many of these laws bear no relationship to protecting the public and instead exist solely to stifle competition

I talk about the growth of occupational licensing and PLF’s efforts to fight abuses here:

https://wwwfacebookcom/FreedomWorksFoundation/videos/1915342458725392/

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PLF files reply in challenge to Minnesota’s ban on political apparel

Minnesota bans political apparel at polling places across the State. The government interprets “political” broadly: the ban applies to shirts with classic American phrases such as “Liberty” or “Don’t tread on me,” as long as those phrases appear alongside a tea party logo — no matter how small.

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Defending property rights and prairie dog conservation from overreaching federal bureaucrats

Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys Jonathan Wood and Damien Schiff have a conversation with Collin Callahan about the Utah prairie dog, a rare species of rodent found in Southwestern Utah. For … ›

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PLF is defending liberty and justice for all

PLF’s Vice President for Litigation Jim Burling hosts a discussion with PLF President and CEO Steven D. Anderson about the dawn of an exciting new time at Pacific Legal Foundation. … ›

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