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What you should know before Sackett v. EPA heads to SCOTUS on Monday

September 30, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

On Monday morning, Pacific Legal Foundation heads back to the Supreme Court to fight for Chantell and Mike Sackett’s right to build a home on their own land. You’ll be able to listen to Sackett v. EPA oral arguments live on Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. When the couple bought property near Priest Lake, … ...

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Free speech and the “other” qualified immunity

September 21, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Over the past few years, qualified immunity has been the legal issue at the forefront of police reform. While major events like the 2020 death of George Floyd have inextricably linked qualified immunity to over-policing, it’s important to note that it is not limited to criminal justice reform alone. As our colleague David Deerson noted ̷ ...

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It takes the heart and grit of a “mountain man” to protect his land against the government

September 19, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Taking on the United States government in court is not for the faint of heart—it takes courage, grit, and a deep belief in the cause for which you are fighting. When the government violated the terms of an agreement it made with property owners in Montana, one man refused to take the abuse lying down. … ...

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Why we should always celebrate Constitution Day

September 14, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

It’s easy to skip over Constitution Day, September 17, on the calendar. Some might find it odd to have a holiday commemorating the signing of a document—especially a government document. But there’s a reason we celebrate Constitution Day: The Constitution was written for us—the generations of Americans who came after the founding, w ...

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Grandmother recovers $85,000 settlement after government gave her house away for pennies on the dollar  

August 24, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Every great hero comes to a point in their journey where they find themselves down for the count—wounded, downtrodden, and doubting their ability to defeat their formidable foe.    When Pacific Legal Foundation’s communications team first met our hero, 67-year-old Deborah Foss, she was homeless in New Bedford, Massachusetts.   Deborah w ...

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Biden’s attack on charter schools is an attack on students and the Constitution

August 19, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden revealed that he is “not a fan of charter schools,” a bad take that is now, most unfortunately, influencing education policy. Earlier this year, Biden’s Department of Education (ED) proposed drastic policy changes that hinder the creation of new charter schools. These rules officially we ...

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

August 03, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

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 ...

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

July 27, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

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!  ————————————————— ...

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‘The Mother of the Boston Tea Party’ risked her life to defend her property

June 22, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

The Revolutionary War is filled with stories of heroes who risked everything to secure a future where an individual’s right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness was safeguarded against the threat of tyrants.   Our history books tell of the bravery of patriots like Paul Revere and Sam Adams, but there is a … ...