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Thomas Berry

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Thomas Berry is an attorney in PLF’s Sacramento office. Prior to joining PLF, Berry was a legal associate in the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. While at Cato, Berry … ›

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Todd F. Gaziano

Chief of Legal Policy and Strategic Research, and Director, Center for the Separation of Powers

Todd Gaziano joined PLF in 2014. He is the Chief of Legal Policy and Strategic Research, and he directs PLF’s Center for the Separation of Powers. Todd has served in … ›

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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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Anastasia P. Boden

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Anastasia Boden is an attorney in PLF’s Economic Liberty Project, where she challenges anti-competitive licensing laws and laws that restrict freedom of speech. Anastasia’s practice largely consists of representing entrepreneurs … ›

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Wen Fa

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Wen Fa is an attorney at PLF’s national headquarters. He has litigated numerous direct-rep cases dealing with private property, equality under the law, school choice, economic liberty, and the First … ›

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Oliver J. Dunford

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Oliver Dunford joined PLF’s office in Sacramento in March 2017. He litigates across the country to defend and advance individual liberty and the rule of law. Oliver’s cases involve the … ›

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Jonathan Wood

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Jonathan Wood is an attorney at PLF’s DC Center, where he litigates environmental, property rights, and constitutional cases. He is passionate about finding constitutional, effective, and fair solutions to environmental … ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — October 20, 2018

PLF to National Park Service: Keep the National Mall Open to All Kinds of Speech

The National Mall and Memorial Parks are “the premier national civic space for public gatherings including First Amendment activities, national celebrations … and national mourning” In these venues, “the constitutional rights of speech and peaceful assembly find their fullest expression” Yet the National Park Service, the federal agency that administers federal lands and wrote those words, has proposed rules that could unduly restrict access to these precious national treasures

PLF submitted a public comment focused on one aspect of the NPS proposal On the National Mall, political demonstrations have traditionally been treated more favorably

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation update — July 28, 2016

Appeal filed to rescue vaping lawsuit from being sucked into the Swamp When PLF first developed its litigation strategy to challenge unconstitutionally promulgated rules, a core component of that strategy … ›

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By Oliver J. Dunford

PLF continues fighting for small vape shops against regulatory overkill

In response to three lawsuits PLF filed to vindicate the constitutional rights of small vape-shop owners across the country who are threatened by FDA’s unconstitutional regulation of their livelihoods, the … ›

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