Bell v. Raimondo

Illegally formed federal agency threatens livelihoods of Gulf Coast fishermen

Karen Bell and William Copeland both have deep ties to the fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Karen was born into a multi-generation fishing family and after graduating college in 1986, she joined A P Bell Fish Company, a Cortez, Florida, commercial fishing, processing, and distribution company started by her grandfather in 1940. Some 80 miles ...

Expansive Nebraska plains, nature's untouched beauty.
Thomas Villegas, et al. v. Michael S. Regan, et al.

Landowners fight in-house agency prosecution to restore fairness and political accountability

Thomas and Amy Villegas bought a patch of undeveloped property in Nebraska, intending to use the land's robust mix of meadows, woods, and streams for hunting and other recreational activities. Now they are being pursued by a federal agency, not in a court of law, but within its own walls, under its own rules, and before its own employees acting as ...

Skillful commercial fisherman showcases abundant catch, surrounded by vast ocean, on a boat
Raymond Lofstad and Gus Lovgren v. Raimondo

Illegally formed federal agency threatens livelihoods of Atlantic fishermen

Raymond Lofstad and Gus Lovgren are both fourth-generation commercial fishermen running small-scale operations in the Mid-Atlantic. They're asking a federal court to restore their right to earn an honest living without interference by an illegally formed agency and its equally unlawful regulation. ...

Department of Education building, Washington D.C.
Garrison v. U.S. Department of Education

Fighting lawless student loan cancellations to restore separation of powers

Pacific Legal Foundation filed the nation's first lawsuit challenging the Education Department's unacceptable abuse of executive authority to restore the rule of law and to enforce the Constitution's separation of powers. ...

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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. ...

Swimming with the Penguins
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 ...

Co River Outfitters, adventure on the water.
Duke Bradford, et al. v. Secretary Martin J. Walsh, et al.

Outdoor adventure guides battle the president’s unlawful workplace power grab

Duke Bradford grew up in Nebraska, attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and had law school in his sights. But the pull of Colorado's mountains where he skied once a year as a child was stronger. His two seasons as a snowmobile guide and ski patroller sparked the idea for a rafting company, and in 1998, Duke opened Arkansas Valley Adventures ...

Cook Inlet, breathtaking beauty of Alaska.
Humbyrd v. Raimondo

Illegally formed federal agency threatens livelihoods of Alaska fishermen

Like many of his fellow longtime fishermen, Wes Humbyrd draws his catch—and his livelihood—from Cook Inlet. A regulation proposed by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, however, will permanently close the inlet's federal waters to commercial salmon fishing, not because of overfishing but because the council deemed it too hard to coord ...

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Christensen v. California Judicial Council

Fighting for property rights against California Judicial Council’s eviction ban

Eviction is a critical tool for landlords to manage their property by removing tenants who refuse to pay rent or create nuisances and safety hazards. The process allows landlords to remove tenants who deliberately withhold rent or damage property, so that they can aid tenants experiencing hardship and offer housing to good renters—a particularl ...