Robert Mayfield v. U.S. Department of Labor

Businessman fights DOL’s illegal minimum salary rule to preserve opportunities for his beloved management team

Robert Mayfield took over his family business in 1979 and has, in pursuit of his entrepreneurial dreams, grown it exponentially ever since. Today, his company, R.U.M. Enterprises, Inc., runs 13 high-performing Dairy Queen restaurants and a Wally's Burger Express in the Austin, Texas, area, and employs more than 350 people who Robert considers his " ...

Michigan Association of Public School Academies, et al. v. U.S. Dept. of Education, et al.

Defending educational opportunity from Biden’s war on charter schools

For many children, charter schools can provide an escape route, or at least a high-quality alternative, when traditional public schools fail them. Research consistently shows that urban charter schools outperform traditional public schools. ...

Catalina Park in Tucson, AZ
Sarra L. v. Faust

Falsely accused mother and child-refugee advocate fights to restore due process and separation of powers

Grocery shopping around the holidays during normal times can be challenging. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving 2020, the raging pandemic added to the stress as stores had rules to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The Tucson, Arizona, grocery store where Sarra L. shopped was no exception, asking that only adult shoppers enter the ...

Person filling out a survey
Maureen Murphy et al. v. Gina Raimondo et al.

Census Bureau’s unlawful power grab tramples privacy rights and separation of powers

Maureen and John are challenging the Census Bureau's overreach, so no Americans are ever again forced to choose between huge fines and their right to keep their personal information private. ...

Department of Justice office in Washington, DC
John Doe et al. v. U.S. Dept. Of Justice et al.

California man with expunged record fights unconstitutional registry rule

John is challenging Congress' unconstitutional delegation of authority to the Attorney General to issue SORNA requirements—a clear violation of the non-delegation doctrine and separation of powers. ...

Williams Family
Williams v. California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Government’s regulatory Catch-22 threatens California’s future fishermen

Fishing is an ancient and noble profession. It is also unquestionably in Max Williams' DNA. His grandfather and parents have deep roots in California's fishing industry, their livelihoods built on decades of skill and success with gillnets—the set, passive nets that are best suited for commercial fishing in California waters. Max (second from the ...

Fehily et al. v. Biden et al.

President Biden reboots Antiquities Act abuse with commercial fishing ban

To hard-working commercial fishermen, the Georges Bank area of the North Atlantic Ocean is an economic lifeline. Its bountiful fisheries have for centuries supported a wide variety of fish and shellfish, giving rise to New England's iconic fishing communities and an important industry throughout the Northeast. To President Biden, however, Georges B ...

CFPB v. Townstone

Small lending firm fights the CFPB’s illegal power grab and racial equity agenda

Pacific Legal Foundation opposes CFPB assault on separation of powers, free speech ...

Eliza Wille v. Raimondo

Illegally appointed DC bureaucrat threatens Hawaii’s swim-with-dolphins experiences

The incredible recreational offerings of Hawaii not only are world famous, but they also represent a significant portion of the state's economy. One activity that's become popular over the past several decades is dolphin-watching tours and swimming with dolphins—specifically spinner dolphins. These social, acrobatic mammals have fostered valuable ...