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Damien M. Schiff

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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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Caleb R. Trotter

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Caleb Trotter joined Pacific Legal Foundation in September 2015. He primarily litigates cases involving economic liberty, the First Amendment, school choice, and the administrative state. After growing up in Oklahoma, … ›

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Kaycee Royer

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Kaycee Royer graduated from the University of Idaho with an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics. After obtaining her undergraduate degree, Kaycee attended the University of Idaho’s College of Law obtaining … ›

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By Caleb R. Trotter

Supreme Court should grant cert in timber sale appeal

PLF has filed an amicus brief in support of Scott Timber and the Union, and urged the Supreme Court to take up this case.

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By James S. Burling

Litigation update — March 18, 2017

  • Murr Monday coming up
  • Tax-lien foreclosure-for-profit scheme rehearing denied
  • Union trespass challenge continues
  • Get your super-easy injunctions today in the Ninth Circuit!
  • Is crony capitalism a public use?
  • Loss for rights in mining claims
  • Ninth Circuit declines to vacate Levin decision

Murr Monday coming up

We are busily preparing for oral argument on Monday, March 20th, before the Supreme Court of the United States in Murr v Wisconsin We’ve had a series of moot courts and strategy sessions to make sure that the Court gets the best argument possible For those not familiar with the case, the bottom

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Lower courts make rare remedies run-of-the-mill in environmental litigation

Artistic rendering of the district court’s analysis

It’s not easy to write a punchy opening sentence for a blog post about preliminary injunctions They aren’t the most thrilling of legal issues But in the world of environmental litigation, preliminary injunctions—orders from the court for a defendant to stop the activities at issue while a case proceeds—are a way of life Environmental plaintiffs routinely seek and obtain preliminary injunctions that can grind expensive, multi-year projects to a standstill

But that’s not really how things are supposed to go The Supreme Court routinely describes the preliminary injunction as a “drastic

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