Victory for falsely accused Tucson mom over DCS bureaucrats

June 28, 2023 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

This post was originally published on the Goldwater Institute’s blog. The author, Timothy Sandefur, is Vice President for Legal Affairs at Goldwater. He was previously an attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation. A Tucson mother falsely accused of child neglect for letting her 7-year-old son play by himself in their neighborhood park was vindicat ...


PLF's "Tim the Lawyer" talks property rights with Armstrong and Getty

January 21, 2016 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

This morning, I was in studio with Armstrong and Getty to talk about PLF’s two new Supreme Court cases, my new book on property rights, and the political future of California. … ...


Property rights are the cornerstone of liberty

January 20, 2016 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

My new book, coauthored with Christina Sandefur, is Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America. It’ll be officially published February 2, although the paperback edition is already available on Kindle version is on its way. available today! Also, Christina and I will be speaking about our book on February 9 at ...


Obamacare, property rights, and bears, oh my!

January 08, 2016 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Well, not so much the bears. But I did talk with Tom Brown, Andy Caldwell, and Lou Desmond recently about PLF’s Obamacare litigation, my new book on property rights, why the idea of “voting the bums out” doesn’t work, and why the doctrine of “judicial deference” needs to be stamped out. If you missed it you  ...


PLF's Timothy Sandefur speaking in Orinda Jan. 21

January 04, 2016 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

I’ll be speaking to the Lamorinda Republican Women Federated group on January 21 at the Orinda Country Club, not far from Berkeley. Registration is required. Please join us! … ...


Obamacare’s violation of the Origination Clause should not go unredressed

December 29, 2015 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Today, we filed the final paperwork asking the Supreme Court to take our lawsuit on behalf of Matt Sissel, which argues that the Individual Mandate “tax” is unconstitutional because it originated in the Senate, instead of the House of Representatives, as the Constitution commands. We filed our original petition in October, and after a m ...


Do professionals have any First Amendment rights?

December 15, 2015 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

In the latest issue of Regulation, I look at the legal doctrine of "professional speech," a subject the Supreme Court has almost completely ignored. The article was completed before the Supreme Court considered the petition in Hines v. Texas Vet Board, and I'm sorry to say the Court chose yet again not to take up this vita ...


George Will quotes PLF's Sandefur on due process of law

December 14, 2015 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

George Will’s latest column focuses on a lawsuit challenging absurd and arbitrary laws in a small Missouri town whose leaders think of legislation more in terms of what they can make people do, than how they can make rules that protect people. As Will notes, Pagedale residents are subject to fines if they walk on … ...


Senators, Congressmen, States and others urge Supreme Court to take PLF Obamacare lawsuit

November 30, 2015 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

During the Thanksgiving holiday, several prominent members of Congress, ten state governments, as well as several national civil rights groups filed amicus curiae briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the justices to hear our lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare. You’ll recall that our case argues that if the Individual ...