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By Joshua P. Thompson

It’s time for Minnesota to let Kaiden dance

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) governs interscholastic sports in Minnesota. It creates the eligibility criteria for sports, establishes the rules, governs sportsmanship, and is in charge of officiating. One ... ›

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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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Kaiden Johnson—Teen Dancer Kicked Out of Competition for Being a Boy

Kaiden Johnson loves competitive dance, and he is a valued member of the varsity dance team at Superior High School in Superior, Wisconsin But the team primarily competes against high schools across the river in Duluth, Minnesota—and the Minnesota State High School League has a “girls only” policy for dance teams

In response, Pacific Legal Foundation is demanding that the Minnesota State High School League end its “girls only” policy for dance teams, so that Kaiden, and any other boy, can compete in high school dance

PLF’s letter to the league, submitted today, warns that if the discriminatory policy is not rescinded, PLF will challenge it on Kaiden’s behalf to vindicate

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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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Fighting for inclusion and fairness in Minnesota

Hear directly from PLF client Kaiden Johnson and his mother, Miranda Lynch, as they explain their willingness to fight for the right that school athletics can’t turn kids away based on their sex.

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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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