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Author: Collin Callahan

June 17, 2021

The death knell: How Kentucky’s governor’s abuse of executive power threw Goodwood Brewing in a tailspin

Located in downtown Louisville, Goodwood Brewing Company is one of the largest breweries in Kentucky. In 2019, it produced some 10,000 barrels (248,000 pints) of beer for sale in its taprooms and for distribution to 16 states. In March of 2020, the state forced Goodwood Brewery to close its doors for on-site consumption when the ...

May 30, 2019

The Endangered Species Act saved the Yellowstone grizzly. Now we need to follow the law.

The Yellowstone grizzly bear is back from the brink of extinction. Over the past 40 years, its numbers have increased more than 500% from 136 in 1975 to more than 700 today. But rather than celebrate the bear's recovery and help the species continue to thrive, misguided lawsuits from environmental groups and Native American tribes ...

April 11, 2019

OMB adopts PLF’s interpretation of the Congressional Review Act’s scope

Today the Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum to executive agencies directing them that the Congressional Review Act applies to all guidance documents and non-notice-and-comment rules. The CRA requires agencies to submit all rules, not just formal regulations, to Congress for review and possible disapproval before they can take effe ...

October 02, 2017

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. ...

September 26, 2017

Defending property rights and prairie dog conservation from overreaching federal bureaucrats

Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys Jonathan Wood and Damien Schiff have a conversation with Collin Callahan about the Utah prairie dog, a rare species of rodent found in Southwestern Utah. For decades, federal Endangered Species Act regulations have forbidden state biologists from doing what is best for the species and local residents from doing th ...

September 26, 2017

Kill regulations to save the sage grouse

The greater sage grouse is a chicken-sized bird that's found on 172 million acres of western lands. The grouse population of nearly 500,000 birds in 11 states was managed effectively, primarily through state and private conservation efforts. That is until 2015, when the federal government asserted itself as the primary conservator of the species. T ...

September 22, 2017

Hearing: Oversight of Agency Compliance with the Congressional Review Act

Next week, the House Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust law will hold a hearing entitled "Rulemakers Must Follow the Rules, Too: Oversight of Agency Compliance with the Congressional Review Act." PLF's Todd Gaziano has been invited to testify at the hearing. ...

September 14, 2017

Join PLF for our annual Supreme Court preview event!

PLF and National Review Institute will once again host a Supreme Court preview event featuring a distinguished panel of Supreme Court advocates. The event, held near the Supreme Court, will take place at noon on September 29. ...

April 14, 2017

No, the Congressional Review Act is not obscure

Congress and President Trump have now killed 13 costly regulations under the Congressional Review Act. While some have celebrated the resulting regulatory relief, others have cried foul. In the absence of a legal argument against the CRA, they say that it's unfair to use an "obscure" law. The latest peddler of this idea is Politico. A ...

March 31, 2017

Video: Presidential Authority to Revoke or Reduce National Monument Designations

This week, PLF's Todd Gaziano and Professor John Yoo (who is also a new member of PLF's Board of Trustees) released a new study that explains why President Trump has the authority to reduce or revoke national monuments. ...