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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — August 18, 2018

Opening day for SCOTUS nears as PLF readies to throw first pitch

This week Pacific Legal Foundation filed its Reply Brief  in Weyerhaeuser v US Fish & Wildlife Service, a case that arises from the Fifth Circuit and involves our client Edward Poitevent’s property in the deep woods of Louisiana The Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral argument in this important Endangered Species Act case on the first day of the new High Court term: October 1st, 2018 Edward and his family have held the vast majority of the land the government designated as “critical habitat” for the dusky gopher frog back in 2011; the

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By Timothy R. Snowball

Chicago’s GPS tracking rule violates Fourth Amendment property rights (and is super creepy)

Municipal Code of Chicago § 7-38-115(1) (GPS-tracking rule) requires the owners of food trucks operating within Chicago to attach GPS tracking devices to their vehicles as a condition of retaining … ›

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By Ethan W. Blevins

Seattle can’t ban websites it dislikes

Today, we filed a motion for summary judgment in Rentberry v. City of Seattle, asking a federal court to throw out Seattle’s ban on rental bidding websites. We argue that … ›

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By Deborah J. La Fetra

Lead paint, public nuisance, and the First Amendment

Prior to 1951, lead paint was lawfully sold and used in the interior of houses. This presented no problem at the time, but, as it ages and deteriorates, and as … ›

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By Anthony L. Francois

The EPA should get on with Clean Water Act reform

For many years, PLF has served as advocate for ordinary Americans facing byzantine regulation of their land by the EPA’s water bureaucrats. In 2006 our client John Rapanos won his … ›

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By Timothy R. Snowball

There is no statute of limitations on the Fourth Amendment

According to James Madison, “as a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.” Property rights … ›

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By Jim Manley

Janus Protections Should Be Extended to Home Healthcare Workers

The Supreme Court’s recent decision freeing workers from the bonds of union serfdom is already having a broad impact. In June, the Supreme Court held in Janus v. AFSCME that … ›

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By Mark Miller

Can the government designate your private property critical habitat for a species that can’t survive there?

Pacific Legal Foundation filed its Reply Brief today in Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral argument in this important … ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — August 10, 2018

Reply brief filed with Supreme Court in long-running property rights case out of Florida Earlier this week we filed our Reply Brief in support of our request that the U.S. … ›

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