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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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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — June 2, 2018

Happiness is a burger on a warm bun, a cold draft beer and freedom of speech Courts shouldn’t look the other way when federal agencies seize power Congress never gave them ... ›

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By Wen Fa

California agency refuses to comply with California Endangered Species Act

You’d think that California would want to comply with laws that protect the environment. But that’s not always the case. The California Endangered Species Act (CESA) requires the California Department ... ›

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By Timothy R. Snowball

PLF fights to protect the Separation of Powers

James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” once wrote that “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, ... ›

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By Jonathan Wood

PLF to Supreme Court: courts shouldn’t look the other way when federal agencies seize power Congress never gave them

The fundamental principles of our constitution are that government power must be divided up, rather than concentrated, and those who exercise it must be accountable to the people. That’s why ... ›

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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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