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

April 20, 2018 | By BOB

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 Dan Taylor of Melbourne, Florida, gave up his license after 30 years, because Florida’s outdated regulations were made for older models, not the updated, technologically sophisticated models he and his customers prefer. In a federal lawsuit on behalf of Dan, PLF argues that Florida’s ...

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Weirdest Alcohol Laws : Real or Fake? Two Lawyers Quiz Each Other

March 29, 2018 | By BOB

Man, there are some WEIRD alcohol laws out there. Real, actual lawyers Anastasia Boden of Pacific Legal Foundation and Jarrett Dieterle of R Street Institute play a drinking game: Is the booze law real or fake? It’s not all fun and games around here though. Virginia’s law against advertising happy hour prices is weird, paternalistic, & ...

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The Fight for the 1st Amendment is Never Over – Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky

March 07, 2018 | By BOB

Pacific Legal Foundation’s David Breemer presented our case to the United States Supreme Court on February 28th, 2018. … ...

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State Law Blocks Black and Hispanic Students from Magnet Schools (An Injustice in Hartford)

February 19, 2018 | By BOB

Required by state law, race-based quotas at Hartford, Connecticut, magnet schools deny Black and Hispanic students’ civil rights and chances for high-quality education. Representing seven families, PLF sued to ensure that Black and Hispanic students have the same educational opportunities as all children in Connecticut. The City of Hartford r ...

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Government’s crazy game of whack a mole

December 01, 2016 | By BOB

Good intentions. Horrible execution. Disastrous results. That pretty much sums up the federal government’s mismanagement of water supplies in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to help Delta smelt and salmon species. Water diverted to help declining populations of fish listed under the Endangered Species Act has created severe collateral damage ...

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It’s a good day to honor our farmers

March 16, 2016 | By BOB

Unless you happen to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or some other life milestone event, — March 16 — will pass as just another day on the calendar. Today holds significance for every one of us. Today is being celebrated as National Agriculture Day at the state capitol in Sacramento, one day out of 365 days of … ...

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Thank a farmer today

March 18, 2015 | By BOB

The vast majority of Americans aren’t farmers or ranchers. It’s safe to say that most people don’t know one, either. But most assuredly, every American benefits immensely from the contributions of farmers, ranchers, and foresters. Today is a good day to thank a farmer. It’s National Agriculture Day. For me, it’s also a ...

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2014 — a year of rescuing liberty from coast to coast

November 26, 2014 | By BOB

Even with a month to go, Pacific Legal Foundation is celebrating one of our most successful years ever in the nation’s courtrooms. This year, PLF’s litigation team has defeated Kentucky’s moving-business cartel, giving our client, Raleigh Bruner, the opportunity to keep his employees and trucks on the road, serving customers. Thro ...