Make street performing protected speech in all of Houston, not just the Theater District

April 29, 2021 | By KATE POMEROY

Houston musician Tony Barilla thought his simple request to busk or play his accordion in public places around the city for tips was a no-brainer. Busking is an everyday activity for musicians in cities all around the world. Instead, as PLF attorney Mollie Riddle writes in the Houston Chronicle, Tony found himself filing a federal … ...


I’ve worked hard to earn my career, a gender-quota would undermine that

October 12, 2020 | By KATE POMEROY

When I began working on the promotion of Creighton Meland v. Alex Padilla, PLF’s case challenging California’s mandate that women be included on the boards of publicly traded companies, I could relate. Not for needing a woman’s quota but for dodging that very bullet to be part of one. I’ve spent more than 20 years … ...


Michigan’s foreclosure law : Efficient or unfair?

September 11, 2017 | By KATE POMEROY

As you will recall, since last year, Christina Martin has been keeping you up to date on Michigan’s unjust, and unconstitutional foreclosure law in Wayside Church v. Van Buren County. Before PLF took over the direct representation of the victims of this unfair law, including Wayside Church, it filed an amicus brief to support them in the U.S. ...


In the spirit of gratitude … we say, “thank you”

November 27, 2016 | By KATE POMEROY

For more than 40 years, Pacific Legal Foundation has been defending the constitution and rescuing liberty from coast to coast. But we haven’t done it alone. As we finish up Thanksgiving week and the preparations and celebrations fade into memories, we at PLF will continue the spirit of gratitude all-year-round. To our donors and supporters & ...


The gavel is down : the High Court is in session

October 12, 2015 | By KATE POMEROY

As is its tradition, the Supreme Court began its new Term on the first Monday in October. In the weeks leading up to that day, many organizations host “preview” events (especially in Washington, DC) with leading Supreme Court advocates and other legal experts to discuss the most important cases the Court has agreed to hear. … ...


Road to the Supreme Court : PLF’s Todd Gaziano on MSNBC’s “GREENHOUSE” Thursday to talk about Kent and Hawkes

September 16, 2015 | By KATE POMEROY

Todd Gaziano, Executive Director of PLF’s DC Center joined Tony Dokoupil, host of MSNBC’s GREENHOUSE to talk about two important environmental cases that PLF hopes the Supreme Court will grant review. MORE: Clean Water Act case gets another boost in the Supreme Court of the United States The cases discussed were Kent Recycling v. Corps ...


ICYMI : Capitol Hill event on the constitutional limits of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

June 12, 2015 | By KATE POMEROY

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) and Competitive Enterprise Institute held a joint event on Capitol Hill to discuss the constitutional limits of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). With U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) providing opening remarks, it was a terrific panel discussion with a standing-ro ...


Knowledge is key to fighting over-reaching government

December 22, 2014 | By KATE POMEROY

Yesterday, nationally syndicated columnist George Will wrote about several government abuses the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) tirelessly fights in venues throughout the country on behalf of ordinary Americans. Two issues involved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an agency PLF has regularly sued and prevailed against to restore our ...


Opinion Journal TV : "Killing Obamacare’s ‘death panel’"

December 16, 2014 | By KATE POMEROY

Yesterday afternoon, PLF’s Todd Gaziano joined Mary Kissel on The Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal TV to talk about the bipartisan effort to rein in an unaccountable, and thus unconstitutional, government panel that can change almost anything “related to” Medicare.  PLF joined forces with over two dozen members of Co ...