Defenders of government regulation often insist that regulations exist to protect us, to keep our foods and drugs safe, or to ensure good stewardship of the environment. Of course, intentions … ›Read more
In Northeast Canyons monument case, will President Trump follow the Secretary of Interior’s recommendation to lift illegal fishing prohibitions or will he defend his predecessor’s Antiquities Act abuse?
The wheels of justice grind slowly. And sometimes they come to a complete halt. That’s what happened over the past year to fishermen challenging the illegal designation of a 5,000 … ›Read more
On Saturday, Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) awarded PLF’s Pacific Northwest office with the McFarland Award. CAPR offers the award to those who have demonstrated an “unwavering dedication to, and … ›Read more
When a local government wants to regulate signs for aesthetic purposes, how should it go about doing that? You might think the answer would be to regulate the maximum size … ›Read more
The Washington Supreme Court, today, issued its final decision in the public trust case, Chelan Basin Conservancy v. GBI Holding Co. Broadly stated, the public trust doctrine holds that lands … ›Read more
More and more people are becoming aware of the expansive and burdensome legal barriers that nearly a third of Americans encounter when seeking to earn a living in the profession ... ›Read more
Pacific Legal’s Formula for Winning Cert: “Evil villains, outrageous facts, and sympathetic clients”
You need doggedness and determination, and real subject matter expertise. You’ve got to be able to write great cert petitions because that's the way you get in the door, but you also need to find clients that judges can rule in favor of.Read more
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JP, a young leader who won his school election but was disqualified afterwards by school administrators because of a funny campaign speech, found himself the center of attention because he promised (in Trumpian fashion) to “build a wall” between his school and the local rival high school.Read more
Kaiden Johnson loves competitive dance, and he is a valued member of the varsity dance team at Superior High School in Superior, Wisconsin. But the team primarily competes against high schools across the river in Duluth, Minnesota—and the Minnesota State High School League has a “girls only” policy for dance teams.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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