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Brott v. United States Documents 7-16-15

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Ethan W. Blevins

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Ethan Blevins joined PLF’s Pacific Northwest office in August 2014. He litigates cases involving the First Amendment, property rights, school choice, and the separation of powers. Ethan began his trek … ›

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John M. Groen

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

John Groen has extensive experience in public interest litigation before all levels of federal and state courts.  He began his law career with Pacific Legal Foundation in 1987 and launched … ›

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By Ethan W. Blevins

Forbes highlights PLF brief to Supreme Court

Forbes writer George Leef published an article on Brott v. United States, a case before the Supreme Court in which PLF participated as amicus.

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — June 3, 2017

  • PLF asks Supreme Court to protect free speech
  • San Francisco loses again in case over extortionate demands on property owners
  • Sixth Circuit holds that victims of federal takings do not enjoy the right to a jury
  • California Supreme Court hears case that could eviscerate Proposition 13
  • Farming “mini-mountains” case proceeds

PLF asks Supreme Court to protect free speech

On Tuesday, PLF filed its cert petition in Minnesota Voters Alliance v Mansky Minnesota’s sweeping political-apparel ban forbids voters from wearing shirts, buttons, and badges featuring the logo of any organization associated with any political viewpoint Voters who wear NRA t-shirts, NAACP buttons, or even badges that say “liberty” to

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — August 14, 2016

  • Property rights — California Supreme Court rules on compensation issues
  • Complaint filed in extortionate low-income housing demand
  • Ancient custom of beach driving?
  • Sign ban repealed
  • Endangered species and the green sturgeon
  • Shoreline buffer exactions challenge at the Supreme Court
  • WOTUS rule pass
Road alignment being taken on the cheap

Property rights — California Supreme Court rules on compensation issues

We received this California Supreme Court opinion this week in City of Perris v Stamper, a case where we filed this amicus brief The opinion is somewhat inscrutable, so we’ll try to net it out

When a local government condemns property in

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