Pacific Legal Foundation’s research addresses questions that arise frequently in our litigation and legislative work or helps develop new litigation campaigns or theories. With sophisticated data analysis, novel legal analysis, and storytelling, such research provides broader context and produces new insights.

Research is primarily directed or produced by the strategic research team or Center for the Separation of Powers fellows. Research is also supported by the expertise of PLF’s litigators, legal policy scholars, outside scholars, and partner organizations.

Working Papers

Pacific Legal Foundation solicits working papers on topics of special interest and posts them for further discussion, generally in advance of publication in academic journals. The views expressed in this and related papers are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect an institutional position of Pacific Legal Foundation.