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California’s “woman quota” targeted in new lawsuit

Creighton Meland v. Alex Padilla, Secretary of State of California

Last year, California enacted a woman quota law, which requires all publicly traded companies that are incorporated or headquartered in the state to have a certain number of females on their boards of directors. This law ignores that women are making great strides in the boardroom without a government mandate, and therefore perpetuates the myth tha ...

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December 05, 2019

Family sues to stop Indiana’s beachfront land grab

Porter, Indiana; December 5, 2019: A lawsuit filed today challenges a 2018 Indiana Supreme Court decision that took private beachfront land without compensation from families who have held the land for generations, even though those families were not parties to that case. For decades, Randy and Kimberley Pavlock have brought their children and gran ...

December 04, 2019

Federal Court for the Western District of Washington delivers decision in Freedom Foundation v. Washington Dept of Ecology

Yesterday, the Federal Court for the Western District of Washington released an adverse decision in Freedom Foundation v. Washington Dept of Ecology, dismissing the case. In 2017, the Washington Dept of Ecology kicked Santa-clad Freedom Foundation employees out of its public lobby for distributing leaflets explaining state employees' right to opt o ...

November 14, 2019

Washington Supreme Court rules in Yim v. City of Seattle

Olympia, Washington; November 14, 2019: This morning, the Washington Supreme Court delivered a disappointing ruling for Pacific Legal Foundation clients Chong and MariLyn Yim; Kelly Lyles; Eileen, LLC; the Rental Housing Association of Washington; and property owners across the state in a pair of cases titled Yim v. City of Seattle. The ...

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November 27, 2019

The Hill: Feds clear farmer to plow, then slap him with millions in fines

Following government rules is often a tough enough task. But when federal agencies secretly move their own rules' goalposts and then threaten millions of dollars in fines for noncompliance, it can be devastating. Ask Jack LaPant. In 2011, the rural farmer in Tehama County, Calif., planted 900 acres of winter wheat on his property. Before ...

November 14, 2019

The Hill: Seattle is trying to handcuff landlords — so they’re fighting to protect their rights

On November 14, 2019, the Washington Supreme Court delivered a disappointing decision for the pair of cases titled Yim v. City of Seattle. Earlier this year, Ethan Blevins wrote in The Hill about these cases and Seattle’s ongoing assault on property rights. ~~~ Last week, the Washington Supreme Court heard arguments about the constitutionalit ...

November 11, 2019

The Hill: Tech industry’s massive pledge to affordable housing distracts from the real problem

Last week, Apple joined other big tech companies in tossing loads of cash at California's housing crisis. They outdid Facebook and Google with a whopping pledge of $2.5 billion. The money is split into, among other things, an affordable housing investment fund and construction of affordable units on Apple-owned property. Charity no doubt will help ...

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