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June 20, 2019

In imperfect Gundy decision, Supreme Court opens door to strengthen separation of powers

Today the Supreme Court of the United States opened the door for future cases that might restore a separation of powers doctrine called the nondelegation principle. In the decision on the Supreme Court case Gundy v. United States, a plurality of four justices and a conditional vote by Justice Alito together concluded that, under the ...

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 ...

June 13, 2019

Bears Ears National Monument is the wrong way to conserve our landmarks

Summer's arrival is a godsend for the many victims of winter doldrums. And for calendar enthusiasts, June is officially "Great Outdoors Month." There's no better time to get outside and enjoy our natural world. But what is government's role in protecting those beautiful tracts of nature that so many of us will be enjoying this ...

June 10, 2019

The Founding Fathers of our limited government: James Madison and the fight for the separation of powers

This is the first in a five-part series dedicated to exploring the lives, ideas, and contributions of the five individuals most directly responsible for the Founding of the United States. Without the courageous actions of James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson, America would not be the country that it ...

June 04, 2019

HBO’s Chernobyl shows the danger of unaccountable bureaucrats

In the late 1980s, one of the most devastating man-made catastrophes in history rocked the Soviet Union and its neighboring countries. During a routine power outage simulation at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine, a nuclear reactor explosion started a graphite fire. This fire contaminated an entire region of the country, rendering the area uni ...

May 22, 2019

Issues & Insights: Deep State Exposed: Investigation Finds Thousands of Regulations Issued By Career Bureaucrats In Violation of the Constitution

Is the U.S. government under the control of a shadowy group of insiders, unseen by the public and unaccountable to voters? A newly published report suggests the answer is "yes." But lay aside the elaborate conspiracy theories about Russian infiltration. This insidious threat is far more mundane, stemming from bureaucrats who have hijacked the regul ...

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