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By David J. Deerson

Why are California bureaucrats trying to undermine the will of San Diego voters?

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. Maybe that’s why the California ... ›

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By Daniel M. Ortner

Grassroots political participation under attack in Utah

Anyone who’s ever been involved in state or local political campaigns and party activities understands the vital importance of grassroots volunteer activity. I experienced this lesson firsthand when I got ... ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report: Navigable wetlands, water rights, and more

PLF asks Supreme Court to take up wetlands enforcement case This Wednesday we filed a cert. petition in the Supreme Court in Robertson v. United States. Joe Robertson is appealing ... ›

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By Anthony L. Francois

How to find out if the EPA’s ‘navigable waters’ regulations affect you

In light of Joe Robertson’s appeal of his Clean Water Act conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court, readers might be wondering if any foot-wide ditches on their property are also ... ›

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By David J. Deerson

PLF Files Amicus Letter Urging California Supreme Court to Clarify Public Trust Obligations

This morning, PLF filed an Amicus Letter urging the Supreme Court of California to grant review of the court of appeal’s decision in Environmental Law Foundation v. State Water Resources Control ... ›

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By Christina M. Martin

Rose Knick’s historic Constitutional case to be reargued

Rose Knick thought the pinnacle of her case would be on October 3, 2018, when eight Supreme Court justices spent an hour hearing legal arguments arising from her attempt to ... ›

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By Anthony L. Francois

Joe Robertson appeals his navigable waters conviction to Supreme Court

PLF client Joe Robertson lives deep in the Montana woods at the edge of a national forest, an area increasingly prone to destructive, life-threatening fires. The only available water supply ... ›

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By Timothy R. Snowball

Warrantless searches threaten the rights of all Americans

What are the proper limits on government power? For some complicated legal questions, the answer is not always easy. But for others, like the operation of the Fourth Amendment to the ... ›

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Florida Has Terrible Regulations for Selling Hearing Aids, So We’re Suing

In Florida, you need a license to sell hearing aids. Dan Taylor of Melbourne, Florida, gave up his license after 30 years, because Florida’s outdated regulations were made for older … ›

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Dance prodigy Freddie Linden — banned from dance because of discriminatory ‘girls only’ rule

15-year-old dance prodigy Freddie Linden — banned from school dance teams by South Dakota’s discriminatory ‘girls only’ policy.

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PLF’s First Amendment battle heads to the U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court announced that it will hear a First Amendment challenge to Minnesota’s sweeping, speech-stifling restrictions on what can be worn while voting. In this week’s episode of PLF’s Courting Liberty podcast, hear from case attorney Wen Fa and client Andy Cilek as they break down the importance and gravity of their fight for free speech.

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Seattle decides to continue to violate the First Amendment

In this week’s episode of PLF’s Courting Liberty podcast, hear from case attorney Ethan Blevins about this decision and how First Amendment rights include both the right to speak and the right not to speak.

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