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Author: James Burling

February 08, 2019

Weekly litigation report — February 9, 2019

Should you need government permission to sell harmless, FDA-approved hearing aids? We filed this opening brief on appeal asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to reinstate PLF client Dan Taylor's constitutional challenge against Florida's outdated hearing aid sales regulations. The law prohibits anyone from selling a hearing aid ...

February 04, 2019

Weekly litigation report — January 26, 2019

Wolf listing upheld This week the San Diego County Superior Court ruled that the California Fish and Game Commission acted legally when it listed a single transient wolf as endangered under California's Endangered Species Act. Our clients, the California Cattlemen's Association and California Farm Bureau Federation, challenged the state listing bec ...

January 26, 2019

Weekly litigation report — January 26, 2019

PLF files reply brief to halt discriminatory admissions program in New York Schools Today Pacific Legal Foundation filed this reply  in support of the preliminary injunction motion in Christa McAuliffe PTO v. De Blasio, in which PLF asks the Court to stop De Blasio's discriminatory changes to the admissions process for New York Schools. For ...

January 19, 2019

Weekly litigation report — January 19, 2019

Oral argument held again in Knick at the Supreme Court On January 16, the Supreme Court heard reargument in Knick v. Scott Township, the case where Rose Knick sued her town after it declared the public could trespass on her property in order to search for some old stones, claimed to be colonial-era graves. Knick ...

January 12, 2019

Weekly litigation update — January 12, 2019

Washington Supreme Court spurns Seattle's tax gamble Washington State is one of a handful of states that characterizes individual income as private property, subject to the same protections as all other property. Thus, on seven occasions over the past eighty years, Washington's high court has declared targeted income taxes unlawful under a state co ...

January 05, 2019

Weekly litigation report — January 5, 2019

PLF files opposition to summary judgment in suit to protect happy hour speech Since PLF client Geoff Tracy filed his lawsuit to strike down Virginia's ban on Happy Hour advertising, the state of Virginia has attempted every trick in the book to defend its silly ban on "Thirsty Thursdays." Most recently, Virginia's motion for summary ...