Great legal quotes of the week : January 26, 2024

January 26, 2024 | By NICOLE W.C. YEATMAN

“Lawsuits can prompt institutional learning when they carry real consequences for defendant agencies.” — The Cato Institute in a January 19 amicus brief in Benning v. Oliver   “Modern connected humankind is trying to determine its position backwards.” — Playwright David Mamet in a January 23 amicus brief in NetChoic ...


Can AI interpret the law?

January 26, 2024 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Could artificial intelligence soon replace lawyers and judges? That is a question on the minds of many in the legal profession, even Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. In his annual report, the Chief Justice mentioned that federal courts are looking into the ways artificial intelligence can be used in the courts. He even said … ...


Great legal quotes of the week : January 19, 2024

January 19, 2024 | By NICOLE W.C. YEATMAN

“I would have thought Congress might have addressed student loan forgiveness if that were really such an important issue to one party in Congress. I would have thought maybe they would have fixed the eviction moratorium. I could go on-and-on on these issues. They don’t get addressed because Chevron makes it so easy for them … ...


Pacific Legal Foundation’s 2023 highlights

December 20, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

2023 was a particularly big year for Pacific Legal Foundation. We celebrated our 50th birthday, which gave us the opportunity to reflect on moments that made PLF what we are today. Since 1973, we have had the privilege of changing lives: We’ve helped our clients challenge unjust government actions in the court of law and … ...


Bloomberg profiled PLF’s successes at the Supreme Court. Here’s what they got right and wrong.

October 04, 2023 | By STEVEN D. ANDERSON

Bloomberg just published a feature on Pacific Legal Foundation—quoting me—that has me split. On one hand, I love that Bloomberg is talking about “PLF’s mastery of the long game.” But the article got only half the story right.  The article is a dual-profile of PLF and Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal advocacy grou ...


Wall Street Journal : How Schools Flout the Supreme Court’s Affirmative-Action Ruling

August 29, 2023 | By WILLIAM MCGURN

Even before the Supreme Court’s landmark June ruling that Harvard and the University of North Carolina were guilty of discriminating against Asian-Americans, some were confident schools would find a way to keep doing it. Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is now showing how. When the high court decided to ...


Celebrating 50 years of PLF memories

March 07, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

At Pacific Legal Foundation, our North Star is protecting individual rights. For 50 years now, we have teamed up with courageous and untiring clients to fight back against unconstitutional laws and regulations, overreaching local governments and agencies, and public policies that violate individual rights. As we look back on PLF’s history for ...


50 years of fighting — PLF looks back at our beginning

March 05, 2023 | By STEVEN D. ANDERSON

It was 50 years ago today, on March 5, 1973, that Pacific Legal Foundation was born. Afterward newspaper Human Events said the date “may go down in history as the day the worm began to turn.”  For those of us who came of age with a vibrant, growing liberty movement, it’s hard to remember how … ...


The 7 best legal podcasts for non-lawyers

November 16, 2022 | By NICOLE W.C. YEATMAN

If you like courtroom dramas, legal controversies, and the strange-but-true stories behind big Supreme Court cases, this list of best legal podcasts is for you.   Note: We’re not including true crime in our definition of legal podcasts—although some of the below podcasts do dive into the occasional murder case. True crime podcasts are a ...