How much government power is too much in the post-pandemic world?

August 03, 2022

Unmasked and open for business, the world is increasingly prepared to move on from the pandemic. But our world certainly has not returned to normal.   Our reality is, unfortunately, still defined by constant crisis: viruses, shocking violence, rampant inflation, and war.   Government response to these crises hasn’t deviated much from the ...

Daily Journal: The Supreme Court must continue to restore first principles in environmental law

August 02, 2022

The Constitution’s Framers designed a governmental system to protect individual liberty through structure. This structure of government would protect rights in two main ways: a division of power between the federal and state governments (vertical separation of powers), and between the federal branches – legislative, executive, and judic ...

The Hill: We should prefer accountable government to rule by the administrative state

August 01, 2022

The Supreme Court ended its term with a highly consequential 6-3 decision in West Virginia v. EPA. The court repudiated the Environmental Protection Agency’s claim that Congress had delegated sweeping powers for the agency to pursue a regulatory agenda of its own creation that would force energy companies to adopt alternative energy sources. ...

Monty Python and the quest to uphold an individual’s right to privacy

July 27, 2022

Exciting news!   Pacific Legal Foundation has acquired a lost alternate version of one of the last scenes in the cult classic film, Monty Python and The Holy Grail.   We are honored to be able to share it with you below!  ————————————————— ...

A Wisconsin ballet ends with a court discussion of nondelegation

July 26, 2022

There is a legal reckoning on the horizon.   At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local governments delegated an extraordinary amount of power to unelected public health officials.   Now, two and a half years into the pandemic, the public is still grappling with the consequences of this unprecedented transfer of power from elected ...