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By Deborah J. La Fetra

When speech is a nuisance

Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Conagra v. State of California, a California state court decision holding that that three companies that lawfully sold lead paint are liable for … ›

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By Mollie Williams

PLF supports en banc rehearing of Ninth Circuit ruling in compelled disclosure law challenge

We filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit supporting en banc rehearing in the case of Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra. We argue that the panel’s decision to … ›

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By Chris Kieser

PLF Urges Supreme Court to Review Hawaii Takings Case

In an attempt to preserve undeveloped beachfront land in Maui, Maui County planned to purchase nine parcels to create a park But the County ran into a predictable problem; beachfront lots in Maui don’t come cheap As a result, seven of the parcels ended up in the hands of private landowners So the County achieved its goal through regulation; the lots were made subject to a “community plan” designating them as “park” Although the lots were zoned “hotel-multifamily,” the “park” designation meant that obtaining a development permit would prove extraordinarily difficult

Douglas and Patricia Leone purchased one of the lots in 2000 for $37 million Although some owners of the

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By Damien M. Schiff

Is It a “Species” or a “Subspecies”? We Need Consistency.

Late last year, PLF submitted a petition for rule-making to the Interior and Commerce Departments (and their delegate agencies the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries … ›

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By Mark Miller

Justice Kavanaugh and the path of the law

Over the the last several months, I repeatedly have been asked what a Justice Kavanaugh would mean both for PLF cases specifically and the law in general. Now that the … ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation update — October 6, 2018

A shy frog becomes the center of attention at the Supreme Court This week the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in our Endangered Species Act case … ›

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By David J. Deerson

PLF weighs in on proposed amendments to Marin County’s Local Coastal Program

Yesterday, PLF submitted the latest  in a series of public comment letters regarding amendments to the Local Coastal Program in Marin County, CA. Local governments situated on California’s coast may prepare … ›

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By David J. Deerson

Minnesota must heed the Supreme Court’s ruling

Yesterday, PLF submitted a letter urging Minnesota to ensure that its election officials are enforcing the law within the confines of the Supreme Court’s decision in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. … ›

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By Timothy R. Snowball

The Supreme Court should tell Congress to do its job

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Gundy v. United States. At issue in Gundy is a constitutionally impermissible re-delegation of legislative power from Congress to the Attorney … ›

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