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By Timothy R. Snowball

What’s the deal with the 9th Amendment?

Most of us are first introduced to the Bill of Rights in junior high or high school. Some of us go on to an in-depth study the amendments in college and … ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — Agencies do not have unfettered discretion in decision-making

Agencies do not have unfettered discretion in decision-making Yesterday, PLF filed a complaint on behalf of New Mexico Ranchers in Northern New Mexico Stockman’s Association v. Fish and Wildlife Service. … ›

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By Jeffrey W. McCoy

It’s time to restrain federal agencies’ power grabs

PLF filed a fresh lawsuit today on the heels of our latest Supreme Court victory. Last week, in Weyerhaeuser v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, a unanimous Supreme Court … ›

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By Brian T. Hodges

PLF asks the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit Penn Central

Forty years ago, in Penn Central Transp.  Co. v. City of New York (1978), the U.S. Supreme Court explained that regulatory takings cases are “essentially ad hoc, factual inquiries” wherein … ›

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By Deborah J. La Fetra

Even lawyers are entitled to First Amendment protection

In Fleck v. Wetch, North Dakota lawyer Arnold Fleck seeks to be free from his forced association with the State Bar Association of North Dakota. After considering his petition for … ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — Another Supreme Court Win!

Another PLF win in the Supreme Court This week, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously (8–0 with Justice Kavanaugh not participating) in favor of PLF client Edward Poitevent and his family … ›

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By Wen Fa

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries: Judge, Jury, and Executioner?

Agencies at every level play an outsized role in everyday life. The FDA imposes nutritional guidelines; the FCC controls what viewers can see on TV. Many other alphabet-soup agencies regulate … ›

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By Kaycee Royer

Will Idaho case lead to reining in of unaccountable federal agencies?

Should federal executive branch agencies be accountable to Congress? For most people, the common-sense answer to that question is “yes.” Yet PLF attorneys regularly go head-to-head with government lawyers who … ›

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By Christina M. Martin

Good news in fight to end Michigan’s tax foreclosure abuse

In 2011, PLF client Uri Rafaeli of Oakland County, Michigan, accidentally underpaid property taxes by $8. He paid all the following years’ taxes on time. But in 2014, after making … ›

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