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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation update — June 9, 2018

Coastal Commission challenged on “yurt” condition This week we filed an amicus brief in the California court of appeal to support the San Diego Port District’s challenge to a Coastal ... ›

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By Anastasia P. Boden

Why does Florida require people to use outdated hearing aid technology?

Technology has made leaps and bounds since the original hearing aid—aka the ear trumpet—came onto the market.  Nowadays, state-of-the-art hearing aids are sophisticated enough to allow users to fit and ... ›

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By Brian T. Hodges

Can an administrative agency strip you of your right to put on evidence?

In Washington state, property owners who want to challenge the constitutionality of a new land-use or critical area restriction must first try their case to the Growth Management Hearings Board—an ... ›

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By Larry G. Salzman

The defense of liberty requires an engaged judiciary

Legislatures relentlessly pushed for more power over the economy throughout the 20th century, and judges let it happen.

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By Damien M. Schiff

PLF supports challenge to Coastal Commission unconstitutional condition

Today, we submitted an amicus brief in the California court of appeal in San Diego Unified Port District v. California Coastal Commission. The case concerns the Port’s attempts to modify its ... ›

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By Deborah J. La Fetra

A gift? You shouldn’t have!

Public employee unions and sympathetic legislatures in many states have combined to perpetuate union power. One way they do this is by getting government employers – like a school district ... ›

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By Anthony L. Francois

Marks madness continues – because Supreme Court did its job

Aside from today’s highly anticipated First Amendment case involving something about cakes, the Supreme Court also issued an important decision in Hughes v. United States. The Court accepted Hughes as ... ›

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By Deborah J. La Fetra

A due process right to a refund

If a state illegally taxes you, and you successfully sue to recover the money, does the state have to refund the taxes? Oddly enough, the answer to this question may ... ›

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Florida Has Terrible Regulations for Selling Hearing Aids, So We’re Suing

In Florida, you need a license to sell hearing aids. Dan Taylor of Melbourne, Florida, gave up his license after 30 years, because Florida’s outdated regulations were made for older … ›

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Dance prodigy Freddie Linden — banned from dance because of discriminatory ‘girls only’ rule

15-year-old dance prodigy Freddie Linden — banned from school dance teams by South Dakota’s discriminatory ‘girls only’ policy.

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PLF’s First Amendment battle heads to the U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court announced that it will hear a First Amendment challenge to Minnesota’s sweeping, speech-stifling restrictions on what can be worn while voting. In this week’s episode of PLF’s Courting Liberty podcast, hear from case attorney Wen Fa and client Andy Cilek as they break down the importance and gravity of their fight for free speech.

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Seattle decides to continue to violate the First Amendment

In this week’s episode of PLF’s Courting Liberty podcast, hear from case attorney Ethan Blevins about this decision and how First Amendment rights include both the right to speak and the right not to speak.

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