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Jeremy Talcott


Jeremy Talcott joined the Pacific Legal Foundation in 2016. He focuses on property rights, administrative law, and the separation of powers and federalism principles that (ought to) define American government. … ›

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Damien M. Schiff

Senior Attorney

Currently a Senior Attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, Damien joined PLF in 2005.  His practice has focused on federal and state environmental and land-use issues.  Damien was counsel of record … ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — September 1, 2018

It’s time to finally settle the legislative exactions question Earlier this week, PLF attorneys filed this reply brief in support of the U.S. Supreme Court petition in Dabbs v. Anne … ›

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By Jeremy Talcott

California Court of Appeal imposes public trust obligations on groundwater well permits

This morning a California Court of Appeal issued an unfortunate opinion (although given the state of California courts, perhaps an unsurprising one) affirming in full a trial court decision that … ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation update — August 12, 2017

  • Wheat farming goes on trial Tuesday
  • EPA defends its actions in response brief filed with Sixth Circuit
  • Critical habitat for frogs and a toad challenged
  • Amicus brief filed in Indian “reserved” groundwater dispute
  • Petition for rehearing denied in Utah prairie dog case
  • Pennsylvania school boards may flout the law
  • Siskiyou County appeal on public trust doctrine and groundwater use
  • California Supreme Court denies rehearing in our seawall challenge
  • Procedural win in challenge to state’s failure to review its species listings

Wheat farming goes on trial Tuesday

Image result for sacramento federal courthouse On Tuesday John Duarte goes to trial in this

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