Making bad law for the rich will hurt the rest of us

Surfrider Foundation has been battling Vinod Khosla in the California courts for several years, trying to force him to allow the public to cross his private property and use his … ›

PLF urges Supreme Court to review constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act

PLF filed this friend of the court brief at the Supreme Court today, urging the Court to take Goldwater Institute‘s challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act. In their petition, two … ›

Should the public trust doctrine be expanded to the use of groundwater?

This morning PLF filed this amicus brief in the California Court of Appeal for the Third District in support of the County of Siskiyou. We asked the Court of Appeal … ›

Photo by Tom Frick

Homeowners in Lynch file petition for rehearing in California Supreme Court

Today, Thomas Frick and the heirs of Barbara Lynch filed this petition, asking the California Supreme Court to grant rehearing in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission. In that decision, the Court held … ›

PLF files lawsuit against Marin County’s forced farming requirement

Today Willie Benedetti filed his challenge to Marin County’s new Land Use Plan requirement that landowners remain “actively and directly engaged” in agriculture. The complaint asks the superior court in … ›

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear public trust case

An interesting public trust case will be heard in the Wisconsin Supreme Court that has some potentially significant ramifications. Like many lawsuits, it starts with a dispute between neighboring landowners (who also … ›

PLF testifies before Appropriations Committee on AB 1129

I testified before the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee this morning about the potential fiscal impacts of AB 1129. PLF was joined in its opposition by thousands of coastal homeowners represented … ›

Oral Argument in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission

Today, PLF attorney John Groen argued our seawall condition case, Lynch v. California Coastal Commission, in front of the California Supreme Court. The CA Supreme Court keeps an archive of … ›

PLF in the California Supreme Court Thursday Morning

Our seawall condition case, Lynch v. California Coastal Commission, will be argued tomorrow morning, May 4, 2017, in front of the California Supreme Court at 9:00 AM PST. There is … ›

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Making bad law for the rich will hurt the rest of us

Surfrider Foundation has been battling Vinod Khosla in the California courts for several years, trying to force him to allow the public to cross his private property and use his … ›

PLF urges Supreme Court to review constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act

PLF filed this friend of the court brief at the Supreme Court today, urging the Court to take Goldwater Institute‘s challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act. In their petition, two … ›

Should the public trust doctrine be expanded to the use of groundwater?

This morning PLF filed this amicus brief in the California Court of Appeal for the Third District in support of the County of Siskiyou. We asked the Court of Appeal … ›

Photo by Tom Frick

Homeowners in Lynch file petition for rehearing in California Supreme Court

Today, Thomas Frick and the heirs of Barbara Lynch filed this petition, asking the California Supreme Court to grant rehearing in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission. In that decision, the Court held … ›

PLF files lawsuit against Marin County’s forced farming requirement

Today Willie Benedetti filed his challenge to Marin County’s new Land Use Plan requirement that landowners remain “actively and directly engaged” in agriculture. The complaint asks the superior court in … ›

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear public trust case

An interesting public trust case will be heard in the Wisconsin Supreme Court that has some potentially significant ramifications. Like many lawsuits, it starts with a dispute between neighboring landowners (who also … ›

PLF testifies before Appropriations Committee on AB 1129

I testified before the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee this morning about the potential fiscal impacts of AB 1129. PLF was joined in its opposition by thousands of coastal homeowners represented … ›

Oral Argument in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission

Today, PLF attorney John Groen argued our seawall condition case, Lynch v. California Coastal Commission, in front of the California Supreme Court. The CA Supreme Court keeps an archive of … ›

PLF in the California Supreme Court Thursday Morning

Our seawall condition case, Lynch v. California Coastal Commission, will be argued tomorrow morning, May 4, 2017, in front of the California Supreme Court at 9:00 AM PST. There is … ›

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Making bad law for the rich will hurt the rest of us

Surfrider Foundation has been battling Vinod Khosla in the California courts for several years, trying to force him to allow the public to cross his private property and use his … ›

PLF urges Supreme Court to review constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act

PLF filed this friend of the court brief at the Supreme Court today, urging the Court to take Goldwater Institute‘s challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act. In their petition, two … ›

Should the public trust doctrine be expanded to the use of groundwater?

This morning PLF filed this amicus brief in the California Court of Appeal for the Third District in support of the County of Siskiyou. We asked the Court of Appeal … ›

Photo by Tom Frick

Homeowners in Lynch file petition for rehearing in California Supreme Court

Today, Thomas Frick and the heirs of Barbara Lynch filed this petition, asking the California Supreme Court to grant rehearing in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission. In that decision, the Court held … ›

PLF files lawsuit against Marin County’s forced farming requirement

Today Willie Benedetti filed his challenge to Marin County’s new Land Use Plan requirement that landowners remain “actively and directly engaged” in agriculture. The complaint asks the superior court in … ›

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear public trust case

An interesting public trust case will be heard in the Wisconsin Supreme Court that has some potentially significant ramifications. Like many lawsuits, it starts with a dispute between neighboring landowners (who also … ›

PLF testifies before Appropriations Committee on AB 1129

I testified before the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee this morning about the potential fiscal impacts of AB 1129. PLF was joined in its opposition by thousands of coastal homeowners represented … ›

Oral Argument in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission

Today, PLF attorney John Groen argued our seawall condition case, Lynch v. California Coastal Commission, in front of the California Supreme Court. The CA Supreme Court keeps an archive of … ›

PLF in the California Supreme Court Thursday Morning

Our seawall condition case, Lynch v. California Coastal Commission, will be argued tomorrow morning, May 4, 2017, in front of the California Supreme Court at 9:00 AM PST. There is … ›

Making bad law for the rich will hurt the rest of us

Surfrider Foundation has been battling Vinod Khosla in the California courts for several years, trying to force him to allow the public to cross his private property and use his … ›

PLF urges Supreme Court to review constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act

PLF filed this friend of the court brief at the Supreme Court today, urging the Court to take Goldwater Institute‘s challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act. In their petition, two … ›

Should the public trust doctrine be expanded to the use of groundwater?

This morning PLF filed this amicus brief in the California Court of Appeal for the Third District in support of the County of Siskiyou. We asked the Court of Appeal … ›

Photo by Tom Frick

Homeowners in Lynch file petition for rehearing in California Supreme Court

Today, Thomas Frick and the heirs of Barbara Lynch filed this petition, asking the California Supreme Court to grant rehearing in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission. In that decision, the Court held … ›

PLF files lawsuit against Marin County’s forced farming requirement

Today Willie Benedetti filed his challenge to Marin County’s new Land Use Plan requirement that landowners remain “actively and directly engaged” in agriculture. The complaint asks the superior court in … ›

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear public trust case

An interesting public trust case will be heard in the Wisconsin Supreme Court that has some potentially significant ramifications. Like many lawsuits, it starts with a dispute between neighboring landowners (who also … ›

PLF testifies before Appropriations Committee on AB 1129

I testified before the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee this morning about the potential fiscal impacts of AB 1129. PLF was joined in its opposition by thousands of coastal homeowners represented … ›

Oral Argument in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission

Today, PLF attorney John Groen argued our seawall condition case, Lynch v. California Coastal Commission, in front of the California Supreme Court. The CA Supreme Court keeps an archive of … ›

PLF in the California Supreme Court Thursday Morning

Our seawall condition case, Lynch v. California Coastal Commission, will be argued tomorrow morning, May 4, 2017, in front of the California Supreme Court at 9:00 AM PST. There is … ›