Pacific Legal Foundation is a nonprofit legal organization that defends Americans’ liberties when threatened by government overreach and abuse. We sue the government when it violates Americans’ constitutional rights—and win!
Each year, PLF represents hundreds of Americans, free of charge, who seek to improve their lives but are stymied by government. We give them their day in court to vindicate their rights and set a lasting precedent to protect everyone else.
At PLF, we believe in individual liberty: when people are free to live peacefully and productively, without interference by government, they improve themselves, their families, and their communities.
The American citizens who fight the law with PLF come from every corner of the country and from every walk of life. Even when government stacks the deck against them, they choose to stand up for liberty and justice for all.
PLF’s record of success at the Supreme Court is unmatched by any other organization of our kind and on par with the ACLU—with a fraction of the staff and resources.
WITH AN EYE TOWARD retirement, David and Lourdes Garrett bought an old townhouse that had been owned by the City of New Orleans for over 17 years.
But four months later, the city turned the Garretts’ retirement dream into a nightmare.
Before the couple had started a single renovation, the city tore down their townhouse without warning, and then sent the Garretts an $11,000 demolition bill.
Government bullies destroyed the Garretts’ property without paying for it—violating their Fifth Amendment property rights.
David and Lourdes could have given in. They could have paid the bill just to get the government off their backs. And though disappointed, they could have taken their retirement plans elsewhere.
But instead they found Pacific Legal Foundation, a pro-liberty public interest legal firm that fights for victims of government abuse at no cost to them.
The Garretts fought the law—and won with PLF.
The Garretts’ win breathes new life into their pursuit of happiness and gets them one step closer to their retirement dreams in the city they’ve grown to love.