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 ...

Rolling hills and mountains of southern New Mexico
New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Government’s unnecessary protection for bountiful bird crushes property rights

Represented free of charge by PLF, the New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association is defending livelihoods, property values, and property rights in a federal challenge to the unlawful ESA listing. ...

Coastal Property
Stephanie Heigel-Tibbitts v. California Coastal Commission

Couple fights unlawful Coastal Commission limbo to build wheelchair-friendly home

PLF has challenged CCC actions for decades and has several lawsuits in progress, and with PLF's help, the Tibbittses fought back. Here, PLF filed a lawsuit and asked the state court simply to force the CCC to hold a hearing to make a decision on the permit. Just prompting a hearing will set a precedent for coastal property owners to defend their du ...