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Author: Steven Anderson

July 25, 2019

The Hill: The Senate is looking at — but needs to act upon — bureaucratic rulemaking

In Washington, D.C., reports and studies that examine and critique government policy and performance are the currency of the realm. Every think tank, advocacy organization and lobby shop hopes their original research will make a splash, getting the attention of policymakers and resulting in real change. Unfortunately, the supply of policy research ...

July 17, 2019

PLF at Senate hearing: Bureaucrats have to follow the rules, too

Earlier this year, Pacific Legal Foundation published a first-of-its-kind study finding that, over the past 17 years, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a majority of its rules unconstitutionally. Our report, "But Who Rules the Rulemakers? A Study of Illegally Issued Regulations at HHS," found that almost three-quarters of the ...

July 03, 2019

Let’s celebrate individual liberty this Fourth of July

For the past couple decades, my block has hosted a party to celebrate our nation's birth, replete with all the typical summertime Americana: seed-spitting contests; a potluck; red, white, and blue bicycle parades; a Batman bounce house (which is our contribution as the parents of two young boys). It's a scene that plays out in ...

June 18, 2019

Our battles against unconstitutional regulations and for separation of powers

Fighting on behalf of our clients and for our mission is an honor for all of us at PLF. While we don't work for awards or accolades, it's always nice when we receive them. PLF was recently honored to receive the Atlas Network's 2019 North American Liberty Award for our work to overturn the unconstitutional ...

September 18, 2017

A new PLF is born

One year ago we reported on PLF's wholesale review of our operations as we prepare for our 50th anniversary and beyond, based on the realization that to vindicate fully the principles of individual liberty, we couldn't simply rely on the ways of the past. ...

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