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Pulling Back the Curtain: Litigation 101

Date: September 28, 2022
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm PT

Property rights or protected wetlands? Economic liberty or COVID mask mandates? Equality before the law or racial equity and affirmative action? These are among many furiously divisive policy battles playing out at the Supreme Court. The courts are more important than ever today, as the nation grapples with a number of important, divisive policy ba …

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Pulling Back the Curtain: The Strategy Behind Impact Litigation 

Date: October 06, 2022
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT – 4:00 p.m. EDT

Public interest law firms protect Americans’ constitutional rights by filing strong, well-timed lawsuits on behalf of brave clients. Our cases create lasting precedents—which is why public interest law firms have an enormous impact on American law and social movements.   But do you know how public interest law firms choose which cases to take on …

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Reclaiming Civil Rights: PLF’s Inaugural Conference on Equality and Opportunity

Date: October 18, 2022
Location: Washington Marriott at Metro Center 775 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Time: 9:00 a.m. EDT – 5:00 p.m. EST

Equity vs. equality. The future of the Fourteenth Amendment. Social justice in non-social parts of society.  Just when you think it’s reached a crescendo, the noise surrounding these pressing cultural issues seems to grow louder. More dissonant. More distressing.  As Pacific Legal Foundation nears 50 years of defending equality before the law, we …

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Pulling Back the Curtain: Public Interest Litigation & Policy

Date: October 25, 2022
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Laws spell out how governments operate; litigation induces courts to decide if laws are constitutional; and legislation can clarify or strengthen court decisions.  So, how can policy professionals cultivate the most effective interplay between public policy and the courts?  Join us for Public Interest Litigation & Policy, the fourth and final …

Past Events

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[Past event] - Pulling Back the Curtain: Public Interest Litigation for Non-Litigators

Date: September 13, 2022
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT – 4:00 p.m. EDT

The current Supreme Court presents an incredible opportunity for liberty in America. It’s the Promised Land for those seeking to change the law as a means of advancing the public interest.  Enter impact litigation—a carefully crafted strategy of litigating cases, appealing them when needed, and fighting until you prevail. Impact litigation has p …

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The Supreme Court Year in Review

Date: July 21, 2022
Location: AEI, Auditorium 1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT

Join John Yoo, Ramesh Ponnuru, Jess Bravin, and Elizabeth Slattery on Thursday, July 21, 2022, for a discussion of the term’s biggest and most controversial moments, including—of course—the unpr…

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[Past Event] - Sackett v. EPA Explained

Date: July 13, 2022
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT – 4:00 p.m. EDT

Fifteen years after breaking ground on a new house, most homeowners are ready to replace appliances or carpets.  Not Chantell and Mike Sackett. Construction on the Idaho couple’s home has been at a standstill since 2007. That’s when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), chief enforcer of the Clean Water Act (CWA), declared the Sacketts’ lot …

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[Past Event] - Racial Classifications and the Law

Date: July 12, 2022
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Washington Post columnist George Will says that America “urgently needs” what author David Bernstein provides in his new book Classified: “a lucid explanation of the long and tangled intersection of racial classifications and the law.”  Today, your race may determine whether you qualify for loan forgiveness, win a government contract, or get into …