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The death knell : How Kentucky’s governor’s abuse of executive power threw Goodwood Brewing in a tailspin

June 17, 2021 | By KYLE GRIESINGER

Located in downtown Louisville, Goodwood Brewing Company is one of the largest breweries in Kentucky. In 2019, it produced some 10,000 barrels (248,000 pints) of beer for sale in its taprooms and for distribution to 16 states. In March of 2020, the state forced Goodwood Brewery to close its doors for on-site consumption when the … ...

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These Grammy-winning artists wouldn’t have gotten their start under Houston’s busking law

January 30, 2020 | By KYLE GRIESINGER

When listening to musicians like B.B. King describe their early journeys, it’s clear how hard it can be for artists to survive: “I was making about $60 a week at this radio station, and I would go out and pick cotton. I would drive trucks and tractors; I did everything to try and make ends … ...

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HBO’s Chernobyl shows the danger of unaccountable bureaucrats

June 04, 2019 | By KYLE GRIESINGER

In the late 1980s, one of the most devastating man-made catastrophes in history rocked the Soviet Union and its neighboring countries. During a routine power outage simulation at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine, a nuclear reactor explosion started a graphite fire. This fire contaminated an entire region of the country, rendering the area uni ...

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The Endangered Species Act saved the Yellowstone grizzly. Now we need to follow the law.

May 30, 2019 | By KYLE GRIESINGER

The Yellowstone grizzly bear is back from the brink of extinction. Over the past 40 years, its numbers have increased more than 500% from 136 in 1975 to more than 700 today. But rather than celebrate the bear’s recovery and help the species continue to thrive, misguided lawsuits from environmental groups and Native American tribes … ...

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OMB adopts PLF’s interpretation of the Congressional Review Act’s scope

April 11, 2019 | By KYLE GRIESINGER

Today the Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum to executive agencies directing them that the Congressional Review Act applies to all guidance documents and non-notice-and-comment rules. The CRA requires agencies to submit all rules, not just formal regulations, to Congress for review and possible disapproval before they can take effe ...

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Video : PLF & NRI’s 4th Annual Supreme Court Preview

October 02, 2017 | By KYLE GRIESINGER

Pacific Legal Foundation and National Review Institute were pleased to present the 4th annual Supreme Court preview event to discuss the consequential cases in the 2017-18 Supreme Court term. … ...

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Defending property rights and prairie dog conservation from overreaching federal bureaucrats

September 26, 2017 | By KYLE GRIESINGER

Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys Jonathan Wood and Damien Schiff have a conversation with Collin Callahan about the Utah prairie dog, a rare species of rodent found in Southwestern Utah. For decades, federal Endangered Species Act regulations have forbidden state biologists from doing what is best for the species and local residents from doing th ...

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Kill regulations to save the sage grouse

September 26, 2017 | By KYLE GRIESINGER

The greater sage grouse is a chicken-sized bird that’s found on 172 million acres of western lands. The grouse population of nearly 500,000 birds in 11 states was managed effectively, primarily through state and private conservation efforts. That is until 2015, when the federal government asserted itself as the primary conservator of the spec ...

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Hearing : Oversight of Agency Compliance with the Congressional Review Act

September 22, 2017 | By KYLE GRIESINGER

Next week, the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust law will hold a hearing entitled “Rulemakers Must Follow the Rules, Too: Oversight of Agency Compliance with the Congressional Review Act.” PLF’s Todd Gaziano has been invited to testify at the hearing. … ...