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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


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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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — January 14, 2017

  • Supreme Court grants cert in WOTUS rule case
  • Supreme Court grants review in freedom of contract case
  • Economic liberty case argued at Oregon Supreme Court
  • Warning over manatee listing
  • Brief filed in mobile home park extortion case
  • Non-native wolves are not endangered 
  • Support for hair braiders
  • Alaskan wetland case filings
  • Amicus brief in Drakes Bay case against California Coastal Commission
  • Should courts defer to an agency opinion letter interpreting a regulation that interprets a statute?
  • Supreme Court denies review in wetlands-by-proxy case

Supreme Court grants cert in WOTUS rule case

The Supreme Court granted our writ of certiorari in National Association of Homebuilders v Department of Defense, a case challenging the

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By Caleb R. Trotter

Can non-native wolves receive protections reserved for native species in Oregon?

Later this year the Oregon Court of Appeals will consider whether it was lawful for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to remove the gray wolf from the state’s endangered species list in late 2015.

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