PLF in the Daily Journal: Ruling imperils taxpayers’ right to vote

The Daily Journal published my column on California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland, recently decided by the California Supreme Court.  As the op-ed points out, the ruling undermines Proposition 218’s requirements that all new taxes at the local level need voter approval. 

U.S. Supreme Court rules that some taxpayer funded benefits are available to religious institutions

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a win for the Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia.  The question in the case against the State of Missouri, was whether the State violated the … ›

Victory in residential rental inspection case

Warrantless inspections of residential rental properties are a source of controversy in many California cities. Take, for example, the City of Highland located in San Bernardino County. The City adopted … ›

The Supreme Court will decide whether states can provide financial aid to religious institutions

In 1875, Congressman James G. Blaine proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would have prohibited state governments from funding religious institutions, including religious schools.  Although the proposal failed … ›

California's high court will review pension "spiking" case

Californians are accustomed to controversy when it comes to public employee pensions.  Although state and local governments across the country were left without adequate funding of pension obligations following the Great Recession … ›

The right to vote on taxes: California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland

Today PLF filed an amicus brief in California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland.  The case was accepted for review in the California Supreme Court in late June.  Despite its name, … ›

When is a statutory reference to race a racial classification?

Rothe Development, a small contracting business located in Texas, submitted the lowest bid on a Defense Department contract.   But because the Small Business Act creates a preference for firms … ›

PLF's challenge to warrantless searches highlighted in Long Beach Business Journal

Earlier this month, the Long Beach Business Journal published an article expressing concerns about mandatory property inspections.  Although both tenants and landlords complain about the rental inspection process, the article states … ›

California Teachers Association spends millions to extend "temporary" tax increase

Last year I posted a blog about Bain v. California Teachers Association, a case where several California teachers argued that they should not have to pay the portion of union … ›

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PLF in the Daily Journal: Ruling imperils taxpayers’ right to vote

The Daily Journal published my column on California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland, recently decided by the California Supreme Court.  As the op-ed points out, the ruling undermines Proposition 218’s requirements that all new taxes at the local level need voter approval. 

U.S. Supreme Court rules that some taxpayer funded benefits are available to religious institutions

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a win for the Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia.  The question in the case against the State of Missouri, was whether the State violated the … ›

Victory in residential rental inspection case

Warrantless inspections of residential rental properties are a source of controversy in many California cities. Take, for example, the City of Highland located in San Bernardino County. The City adopted … ›

The Supreme Court will decide whether states can provide financial aid to religious institutions

In 1875, Congressman James G. Blaine proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would have prohibited state governments from funding religious institutions, including religious schools.  Although the proposal failed … ›

California's high court will review pension "spiking" case

Californians are accustomed to controversy when it comes to public employee pensions.  Although state and local governments across the country were left without adequate funding of pension obligations following the Great Recession … ›

The right to vote on taxes: California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland

Today PLF filed an amicus brief in California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland.  The case was accepted for review in the California Supreme Court in late June.  Despite its name, … ›

When is a statutory reference to race a racial classification?

Rothe Development, a small contracting business located in Texas, submitted the lowest bid on a Defense Department contract.   But because the Small Business Act creates a preference for firms … ›

PLF's challenge to warrantless searches highlighted in Long Beach Business Journal

Earlier this month, the Long Beach Business Journal published an article expressing concerns about mandatory property inspections.  Although both tenants and landlords complain about the rental inspection process, the article states … ›

California Teachers Association spends millions to extend "temporary" tax increase

Last year I posted a blog about Bain v. California Teachers Association, a case where several California teachers argued that they should not have to pay the portion of union … ›

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PLF in the Daily Journal: Ruling imperils taxpayers’ right to vote

The Daily Journal published my column on California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland, recently decided by the California Supreme Court.  As the op-ed points out, the ruling undermines Proposition 218’s requirements that all new taxes at the local level need voter approval. 

U.S. Supreme Court rules that some taxpayer funded benefits are available to religious institutions

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a win for the Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia.  The question in the case against the State of Missouri, was whether the State violated the … ›

Victory in residential rental inspection case

Warrantless inspections of residential rental properties are a source of controversy in many California cities. Take, for example, the City of Highland located in San Bernardino County. The City adopted … ›

The Supreme Court will decide whether states can provide financial aid to religious institutions

In 1875, Congressman James G. Blaine proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would have prohibited state governments from funding religious institutions, including religious schools.  Although the proposal failed … ›

California's high court will review pension "spiking" case

Californians are accustomed to controversy when it comes to public employee pensions.  Although state and local governments across the country were left without adequate funding of pension obligations following the Great Recession … ›

The right to vote on taxes: California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland

Today PLF filed an amicus brief in California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland.  The case was accepted for review in the California Supreme Court in late June.  Despite its name, … ›

When is a statutory reference to race a racial classification?

Rothe Development, a small contracting business located in Texas, submitted the lowest bid on a Defense Department contract.   But because the Small Business Act creates a preference for firms … ›

PLF's challenge to warrantless searches highlighted in Long Beach Business Journal

Earlier this month, the Long Beach Business Journal published an article expressing concerns about mandatory property inspections.  Although both tenants and landlords complain about the rental inspection process, the article states … ›

California Teachers Association spends millions to extend "temporary" tax increase

Last year I posted a blog about Bain v. California Teachers Association, a case where several California teachers argued that they should not have to pay the portion of union … ›

PLF in the Daily Journal: Ruling imperils taxpayers’ right to vote

The Daily Journal published my column on California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland, recently decided by the California Supreme Court.  As the op-ed points out, the ruling undermines Proposition 218’s requirements that all new taxes at the local level need voter approval. 

U.S. Supreme Court rules that some taxpayer funded benefits are available to religious institutions

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a win for the Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia.  The question in the case against the State of Missouri, was whether the State violated the … ›

Victory in residential rental inspection case

Warrantless inspections of residential rental properties are a source of controversy in many California cities. Take, for example, the City of Highland located in San Bernardino County. The City adopted … ›

The Supreme Court will decide whether states can provide financial aid to religious institutions

In 1875, Congressman James G. Blaine proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would have prohibited state governments from funding religious institutions, including religious schools.  Although the proposal failed … ›

California's high court will review pension "spiking" case

Californians are accustomed to controversy when it comes to public employee pensions.  Although state and local governments across the country were left without adequate funding of pension obligations following the Great Recession … ›

The right to vote on taxes: California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland

Today PLF filed an amicus brief in California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland.  The case was accepted for review in the California Supreme Court in late June.  Despite its name, … ›

When is a statutory reference to race a racial classification?

Rothe Development, a small contracting business located in Texas, submitted the lowest bid on a Defense Department contract.   But because the Small Business Act creates a preference for firms … ›

PLF's challenge to warrantless searches highlighted in Long Beach Business Journal

Earlier this month, the Long Beach Business Journal published an article expressing concerns about mandatory property inspections.  Although both tenants and landlords complain about the rental inspection process, the article states … ›

California Teachers Association spends millions to extend "temporary" tax increase

Last year I posted a blog about Bain v. California Teachers Association, a case where several California teachers argued that they should not have to pay the portion of union … ›