Coastal Commission pushing city to strip property rights

This week, the California Coastal Commission will be considering proposed updates to the City of San Clemente’s Local Coastal Program.

Weekly litigation report—December 2, 2017

Motion for summary judgment to be filed in Minerva Dairy, PLF testifies before Congress on WOTUS, and the California Supreme Court upholds compulsory interest arbitration for agricultural employers.

Hearing on Affordable Housing Shakedown in Marin County

When the Cherk family applied for a permit to split their large residential parcel into two lots, the County of Marin demanded they pay $40,000 into the County’s “affordable housing” fund as a condition of the permit. The Cherks objected, but got nowhere with County officials and ultimately paid the fee under protest.

PLF testifies on WOTUS rule

One of the most contentious federal regulations published in recent decades is the ill-fated and  ill-legitimate “waters of the United States” or “WOTUS” rule that was issued by the Corps and EPA over the objections of Corps experts who argued the EPA misrepresented the science and misapplied the law.

Supreme Court denies review in federal reserved water rights case

The water district petitioners had asked the High Court to review the Ninth Circuit’s precedent-setting decision holding that the doctrine of federal reserved water rights is not limited to surface water.

Weekly litigation update — November 18, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear PLF’s First Amendment challenge to political apparel ban, PLF presents oral argument on challenge to access regulation in the Ninth Circuit, and since the Feds get to regulate “species” and “subspecies,” shouldn’t we have an understandable definition of “species” and “subspecies”?

Government extremism is no virtue

Vigorous representation of a client is the hallmark of good lawyering. But when it goes too far, it’s anything but praiseworthy…

Another family takes on another overreaching local government in Florida

This week, Pacific Legal Foundation asked the Florida Supreme Court to right a constitutional wrong in a case known as Pacetta, LLC v. Town of Ponce Inlet.

Victory for property rights at Wisconsin Legislature

Good news out of Wisconsin: The Legislature has acted to shore up the rights of property owners that the U.S. Supreme Court undercut earlier this year in its unfortunate decision in Murr v. Wisconsin.

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Coastal Commission pushing city to strip property rights

This week, the California Coastal Commission will be considering proposed updates to the City of San Clemente’s Local Coastal Program.

Weekly litigation report—December 2, 2017

Motion for summary judgment to be filed in Minerva Dairy, PLF testifies before Congress on WOTUS, and the California Supreme Court upholds compulsory interest arbitration for agricultural employers.

Hearing on Affordable Housing Shakedown in Marin County

When the Cherk family applied for a permit to split their large residential parcel into two lots, the County of Marin demanded they pay $40,000 into the County’s “affordable housing” fund as a condition of the permit. The Cherks objected, but got nowhere with County officials and ultimately paid the fee under protest.

PLF testifies on WOTUS rule

One of the most contentious federal regulations published in recent decades is the ill-fated and  ill-legitimate “waters of the United States” or “WOTUS” rule that was issued by the Corps and EPA over the objections of Corps experts who argued the EPA misrepresented the science and misapplied the law.

Supreme Court denies review in federal reserved water rights case

The water district petitioners had asked the High Court to review the Ninth Circuit’s precedent-setting decision holding that the doctrine of federal reserved water rights is not limited to surface water.

Weekly litigation update — November 18, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear PLF’s First Amendment challenge to political apparel ban, PLF presents oral argument on challenge to access regulation in the Ninth Circuit, and since the Feds get to regulate “species” and “subspecies,” shouldn’t we have an understandable definition of “species” and “subspecies”?

Government extremism is no virtue

Vigorous representation of a client is the hallmark of good lawyering. But when it goes too far, it’s anything but praiseworthy…

Another family takes on another overreaching local government in Florida

This week, Pacific Legal Foundation asked the Florida Supreme Court to right a constitutional wrong in a case known as Pacetta, LLC v. Town of Ponce Inlet.

Victory for property rights at Wisconsin Legislature

Good news out of Wisconsin: The Legislature has acted to shore up the rights of property owners that the U.S. Supreme Court undercut earlier this year in its unfortunate decision in Murr v. Wisconsin.

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Coastal Commission pushing city to strip property rights

This week, the California Coastal Commission will be considering proposed updates to the City of San Clemente’s Local Coastal Program.

Weekly litigation report—December 2, 2017

Motion for summary judgment to be filed in Minerva Dairy, PLF testifies before Congress on WOTUS, and the California Supreme Court upholds compulsory interest arbitration for agricultural employers.

Hearing on Affordable Housing Shakedown in Marin County

When the Cherk family applied for a permit to split their large residential parcel into two lots, the County of Marin demanded they pay $40,000 into the County’s “affordable housing” fund as a condition of the permit. The Cherks objected, but got nowhere with County officials and ultimately paid the fee under protest.

PLF testifies on WOTUS rule

One of the most contentious federal regulations published in recent decades is the ill-fated and  ill-legitimate “waters of the United States” or “WOTUS” rule that was issued by the Corps and EPA over the objections of Corps experts who argued the EPA misrepresented the science and misapplied the law.

Supreme Court denies review in federal reserved water rights case

The water district petitioners had asked the High Court to review the Ninth Circuit’s precedent-setting decision holding that the doctrine of federal reserved water rights is not limited to surface water.

Weekly litigation update — November 18, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear PLF’s First Amendment challenge to political apparel ban, PLF presents oral argument on challenge to access regulation in the Ninth Circuit, and since the Feds get to regulate “species” and “subspecies,” shouldn’t we have an understandable definition of “species” and “subspecies”?

Government extremism is no virtue

Vigorous representation of a client is the hallmark of good lawyering. But when it goes too far, it’s anything but praiseworthy…

Another family takes on another overreaching local government in Florida

This week, Pacific Legal Foundation asked the Florida Supreme Court to right a constitutional wrong in a case known as Pacetta, LLC v. Town of Ponce Inlet.

Victory for property rights at Wisconsin Legislature

Good news out of Wisconsin: The Legislature has acted to shore up the rights of property owners that the U.S. Supreme Court undercut earlier this year in its unfortunate decision in Murr v. Wisconsin.

Coastal Commission pushing city to strip property rights

This week, the California Coastal Commission will be considering proposed updates to the City of San Clemente’s Local Coastal Program.

Weekly litigation report—December 2, 2017

Motion for summary judgment to be filed in Minerva Dairy, PLF testifies before Congress on WOTUS, and the California Supreme Court upholds compulsory interest arbitration for agricultural employers.

Hearing on Affordable Housing Shakedown in Marin County

When the Cherk family applied for a permit to split their large residential parcel into two lots, the County of Marin demanded they pay $40,000 into the County’s “affordable housing” fund as a condition of the permit. The Cherks objected, but got nowhere with County officials and ultimately paid the fee under protest.

PLF testifies on WOTUS rule

One of the most contentious federal regulations published in recent decades is the ill-fated and  ill-legitimate “waters of the United States” or “WOTUS” rule that was issued by the Corps and EPA over the objections of Corps experts who argued the EPA misrepresented the science and misapplied the law.

Supreme Court denies review in federal reserved water rights case

The water district petitioners had asked the High Court to review the Ninth Circuit’s precedent-setting decision holding that the doctrine of federal reserved water rights is not limited to surface water.

Weekly litigation update — November 18, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear PLF’s First Amendment challenge to political apparel ban, PLF presents oral argument on challenge to access regulation in the Ninth Circuit, and since the Feds get to regulate “species” and “subspecies,” shouldn’t we have an understandable definition of “species” and “subspecies”?

Government extremism is no virtue

Vigorous representation of a client is the hallmark of good lawyering. But when it goes too far, it’s anything but praiseworthy…

Another family takes on another overreaching local government in Florida

This week, Pacific Legal Foundation asked the Florida Supreme Court to right a constitutional wrong in a case known as Pacetta, LLC v. Town of Ponce Inlet.

Victory for property rights at Wisconsin Legislature

Good news out of Wisconsin: The Legislature has acted to shore up the rights of property owners that the U.S. Supreme Court undercut earlier this year in its unfortunate decision in Murr v. Wisconsin.