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By Larry G. Salzman

Hearing on Affordable Housing Shakedown in Marin County

When the Cherk family applied for a permit to split their large residential parcel into two lots, the County of Marin demanded they pay $40,000 into the County’s “affordable housing” fund as a condition of the permit. The Cherks objected, but got nowhere with County officials and ultimately paid the fee under protest.

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By Joshua P. Thompson

Minerva Dairy asks court to declare Wisconsin’s butter grading law unconstitutional

Today, PLF filed its opening brief on behalf of Minerva Dairy asking the federal district court to strike down Wisconsin’s butter grading law. Since we filed our complaint back in ... ›

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By Larry G. Salzman

Holding the Cal. Coastal Commission Accountable

PLF filed a petition with California's Office of Administrative Law, asking the agency to review and determine whether the California Coastal Commission's long-running policy against seawalls is illegal.

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By Deborah J. La Fetra

One step closer to protecting workers’ rights

After 40 years of garnishing worker paychecks under the authority of Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, the coercion must end. It's about time the unions started thinking about how to offer value to workers.

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By M. Reed Hopper

PLF testifies on WOTUS rule

One of the most contentious federal regulations published in recent decades is the ill-fated and  ill-legitimate "waters of the United States" or "WOTUS" rule that was issued by the Corps and EPA over the objections of Corps experts who argued the EPA misrepresented the science and misapplied the law.

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By Damien M. Schiff

California Supreme Court upholds compulsory arbitration for agriculture

The California Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of California’s “mandatory mediation and conciliation” process for labor disputes between agricultural employers and unions.

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By Anthony L. Francois

Ninth Circuit affirms prison for man who built ponds without permit

The Ninth Circuit issued a disappointing decision affirming the federal conviction of a Montana man for building some ponds without a Clean Water Act permit.

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By Thomas Berry

Yes, President Trump Can Replace Richard Cordray with an Acting Director

On Friday, Richard Cordray resigned as director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Today, two people are claiming to be the lawful acting director of the CFPB.

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Kaiden Johnson—Teen Dancer Kicked Out of Competition for Being a Boy

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.

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By Collin B. Callahan

Video: PLF & NRI’s 4th Annual Supreme Court Preview

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.

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By Anastasia P. Boden

Speaking of the bane that is occupational licensing…

This week I sat down with FreedomWorks to talk about the egregious violation of economic liberty that is occupational licensing.

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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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