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By Ethan W. Blevins

Why juries matter when you’re up against the government

Today, we filed an amicus brief, joined by our friends at Reason and American Civil Rights Union, urging the Supreme Court to grant Brott v United States, a case about whether property owners are entitled to a jury when the federal government takes their land (more…)

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By Jeremy Talcott

Coastal Commission pushing city to strip property rights

This week, the California Coastal Commission will be considering proposed updates to the City of San Clemente’s Local Coastal Program.

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By Damien M. Schiff

Further analysis of Cal Supremes’ ruling on mandatory mediation and conciliation

The court’s ruling okaying this forced “collective bargaining” raises significant concerns for maintaining robust doctrines of equal protection and the separation of powers.

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report—December 9, 2017

PLF Asks Michigan Supreme Court to Review Taking of Home for an $8 debt, Oral Argument at the U.S. Sixth Circuit in PLF’s Marquette County case, and Seattle’s “involuntary speech – forced democracy” scheme has been appealed.

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By Christina M. Martin

PLF Asks Michigan Supreme Court to Hold Government Accountable for Theft

PLF filed an application asking the Michigan Supreme Court to grant review and bring justice to Uri Rafaeli—who lost an entire home to Oakland County over an $8 debt, and to Andrew Ohanessian—who lost 2.7 acres over a $6,000 debt.

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By Ethan W. Blevins

PLF appeals in speech case against Seattle

First, has anyone run for office recently that you detest? Second, how would you feel if your government forced you to donate $100 to that candidate’s campaign? Now you know how our clients feel about democracy vouchers.

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By Wen Fa

PLF’s Wen Fa to speak at America’s Future Foundation event in D.C.

The America’s Future Foundation, a nationwide network of liberty-minded young leaders, will host me this Friday for a talk on PLF’s latest case in the Supreme Court.

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By Larry G. Salzman

Adverse decision in extortionate permit fee case

A trial court in Marin County, California, handed down a tentative ruling in Cherk v. County of Marin, rejecting the Cherk family’s argument that it was unconstitutional for the County to force them to pay $40,000 into an “affordable housing” fund.

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By Jeffrey W. McCoy

PLF, Ranchers tell federal agencies they cannot ignore economic costs of their decisions

Before making a decision, most organizations take into account the costs and benefits of a proposed action, and will change course if the costs outweigh the benefits. Unfortunately, the federal government takes a different approach…

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