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The bald eagle still flying high

December 20, 2010 | By REED HOPPER

The bald eagle was listed as a protected species in the lower 48 States under the Endangered Species Act in 1978.  Fortunately, by 1999, the eagle had sufficiently recovered for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists to recommend the delisting of the American icon.  However, the eagle languished on the protected list for years without any a ...

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PLF victory in free speech lawsuit

May 05, 2015 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

Last month, we celebrated when the City of Alexandria repealed its unconstitutional ban on “For Sale” signs, which we were challenging in our lawsuit, McLean v. City of Alexandria. Today, we won the legal battle. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled in our favor, declaring that the City violated Scott McL ...

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Explore the Competitor’s Veto

May 22, 2015 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

We’ve released a bunch of fun materials to familiarize people with those unfair and unconstitutional statutes—and to show exactly what PLF is doing to fight them. This video explains where the Competitor’s Veto came from in just 60 seconds. We released this infographic, which explain our new lawsuit in the birthplace of the Consti ...

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PLF files federal challenge to agricultural union trespass regulation

February 10, 2016 | By CHRIS KIESER

In 1975, California enacted the Agricultural Labor Relations Act principally to govern relations between the United Farm Workers union and agricultural employers. While the Union and their interests had lobbied for a provision in the Act allowing labor organizers to access private employer property to solicit worker support, the legislature did not ...

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Manatee count shows population continues to grow

February 25, 2016 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

The manatee population continues to grow in Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s newest survey results. Each winter, when weather conditions permit, the FWC conducts an aerial survey with a team of observers who fly around the state’s warmer waters where manatees typically congregate. Last year, the FWC count ...

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A quick win for free enterprise and free speech

November 27, 2016 | By LARRY SALZMAN

In September, PLF took on the City of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., by filing a federal free speech lawsuit challenging the city’s ban on displaying for-sale signs in cars. Our client, Michael Cefali, was fined fined for parking his car in front of his home with a for-sale sign–and, after some research, determined that hundreds … ...

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Bill to license music therapists in New Jersey refuses to die

November 29, 2016 | By CALEB TROTTER

Almost a year ago I wrote about a bill pending in the New Jersey legislature that would’ve created an occupational license for music therapists in the state. Fortunately, that bill didn’t make it through the legislature, and the legislative session ended before the bill could get a full vote. Rather than die with dignity, however, R ...

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PLF’s Mark Miller to speak in Fort Pierce on Thursday

November 30, 2016 | By MARK MILLER

This Thursday at noon, Mark Miller (that’s me) of PLF’s Atlantic Center will present a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on Successful Oral Arguments in the Appellate Courts: Lessons Learned in the Supreme Court of the United States and the Courts of Appeal. The presentation, hosted by the Friends of the Rupert J. Smith Law Lib ...

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PLF Supreme Court cases have changed administrative law forever

November 30, 2016 | By REED HOPPER

Readers of this blog are familiar with our unanimous victory in Sackett v. EPA in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled landowners had a right to immediate challenge of EPA compliance orders in federal court. Subsequent to Sackett, we won Army Corps of Engineers v Hawkes; another unanimous Supreme Court victory in which the court … ...