Sanchez property
Sanchez v. Torrez

New Mexico landowners defend property rights from state-sanctioned trespassing

The U.S. Supreme Court's 2021 decision in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid made it clear that the government cannot force property owners to allow public trespassers on their private land without just compensation. Doing so is an unconstitutional property taking, even if the private land in question happens to be a streambed.   ...

Iliamna Natives Limited, et al. v. EPA

Alaska Natives fight EPA roadblock to economic and social progress

Iliamna and Alaska Peninsula are fighting back to rein in the EPA's overreach so they can promote Alaska Natives' self-determination and socio-economic development while protecting their Native culture and traditions through agreements with the mine operators. Represented at no charge by Pacific Legal Foundation, they are challenging the EPA's so-c ...

Shear Development Co., LLC v. California Coastal Commission

California Coastal Commission unlawfully blocks home construction

Shear Development is asking the California Supreme Court to reverse the CCC's unlawful permit denial, confine the CCC to its proper role under the Coastal Act, and affirm that courts, not agencies, should resolve questions of statutory interpretation ...

Telehealth visit
Sean McBride, et al. v. Hawkins

Healthcare specialists and patients fight for right to telehealth

Represented by Pacific Legal Foundation free of charge, Shellye Horowitz and Dr. McBride are challenging California's licensing law that threatens patients' access to necessary, specialized medical care and rights of qualified specialists to treat them.  ...

Minnesota State House
American Alliance for Equal Rights v. Tim Walz

Race quotas for public service deny equality and opportunity

Represented by Pacific Legal Foundation at no charge, The American Alliance for Equal Rights is fighting back. Its federal lawsuit challenges the Minnesota Board of Social Work's race-based membership quota as violating the Constitution's equal protection guarantee. A victory would ensure that all candidates can compete equally to serve on the soci ...

Oom living houses
Oom Living, LLC v. City of Seattle

Fighting Seattle’s permitting extortion to build new housing

The government may not deny a benefit, even a discretionary one, based on a person's exercise of constitutional rights. Represented at no charge by Pacific Legal Foundation, Jenna and Oom are now fighting back with a state lawsuit challenging Seattle's unconstitutional permitting condition.   ...

ATS Employees
ATS Tree Services, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission

Small business owner fights FTC’s lawless non-compete ban

Adam Servin founded ATS Tree Services in 2014, offering tree removal services and firewood sales in Pennsylvania. ATS asks new employees to sign a one-year non-compete agreement, meaning an employee who leaves must wait one year before working at a competitor tree care company in the same geographic area as ATS. In 2024, the FTC issued a new rule b ...

homebirth midwife
Swanson v. Hilgers

Nebraska midwife entrepreneur fights unjust ban on her profession

Heather Swanson believes that the ability of mothers to choose where and how to give birth is an important right. Yet these foundational freedoms are under siege by a Nebraska law that defies logic and basic human rights. It is the only state to outright ban CNMs from home births; failure to comply is a felony. Meanwhile, lay midwives and doulas, w ...

Barn
CTM Holdings LLC v. USDA

Farming family fights government’s illegal restrictions on their livelihood

Iowa attorney Jim Conlan grew up in a farming family, so when considering new investment options, reconnecting with his family legacy through agriculture was a natural fit. But Jim's efforts to support this time-honored industry soon ran headlong into government overreach by regulators that lack his deep respect for farming's critical role in sust ...