Previewing the coming Supreme Court term tomorrow
Tomorrow I will be attending Heritage Foundation’s annual Supreme Court Preview in Washington D.C. The event can also be seen online, from Noon to 1 pm Eastern.
Pacific Legal Foundation is looking forward to a potentially big year at the Supreme Court of the United States. PLF has submitted three petitions for certiorari to the Supreme Court so far for this term: Kent Recycling v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (whether one can file a legal challenge to the Army Corps’ assertion of jurisdiction over private property); Murr v. State of Wisconsin (whether the government can limit your property rights through the tactic of combining two parcels into one); and CBIA v. City of San Jose (whether development exactions for affordable housing programs are subject to Takings Clause analysis). And, PLF will be filing a petition for certiorari in Sissel v. U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (constitutional challenge to Obama Care individual mandate) in October.
PLF is also supporting several important cases in its friend of the court role this term, including Fisher v. University of Texas (racial preferences in university admissions), and Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (mandatory union dues).
So, stop by if you are in the DC area tomorrow, or tune in on the web, and see how many mentions PLF cases get.
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