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Yale Notice & Comment : Biden’s Student Debt Cancellation

October 20, 2022 | By KYLE GRIESINGER

Last week, Pacific Legal Foundation (where we work) filed an amended class action complaint challenging the Biden Administration’s plan to cancel up to $519 billion in federally held student debt. The short history of our suit sheds light on the program’s shambolic implementation. After announcing the policy, the Education Department cr ...

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Damien Schiff discusses Sackett v. EPA with Matt Lewis

October 14, 2022 | By KYLE GRIESINGER

Last week Pacific Legal Foundation senior attorney Damien Schiff joined the Matt Lewis and the News podcast to talk about our most recent Supreme Court case, Sackett v. EPA, and what it’s like to argue a case at SCOTUS.   The Sacketts’ legal saga kicked off nearly a decade and a half ago:  “The case concerns … ...

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The Federalist : No, Dry Land Isn’t ‘Navigable Water’ For Federal Bureaucrats To Regulate, And SCOTUS Must Say So

October 12, 2022 | By KYLE GRIESINGER

The Supreme Court recently kicked off this term with oral arguments in Sackett v. EPA, a blockbuster environmental law case that could provide property owners with long-overdue clarity regarding the enjoyment of their land. To understand the facts of the controversy is to sympathize with the petitioners. In 2004, Chantell and Mike Sackett purchased ...

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Video : Damien Schiff Discusses Sackett v. EPA

August 01, 2022 | By KYLE GRIESINGER

On October 3, 2022, Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency will be the first case argued in the new term at the Supreme Court. The case allows the Court to continue where West Virginia v. EPA left off—reining in the administrative state. Damien Schiff, senior attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, representing the Sacketts, visited the Sa ...

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Media Coverage of Sackett v. EPA

July 31, 2022 | By KYLE GRIESINGER

On October 3, 2022, Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency was the first case argued in the new term at the Supreme Court. The case allows the Court to continue where West Virginia v. EPA left off—reining in the administrative state. Sackett v. EPA In The News Oct 3, 2022 ABC News: In Supreme Court debut, Justice Jackson grills attorney ...

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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 … ...