David J. Deerson

Attorney

Sacramento

David Deerson joined Pacific Legal Foundation in the fall of 2018, focusing on property rights, economic liberty, and the First Amendment. During his time at Vanderbilt University Law School, David served on the Moot Court Board and as an authorities editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. He also co-founded the Vanderbilt Immigration Law Group, interned at the Beacon Center of Tennessee and the Institute for Justice, and worked at Vanderbilt’s Intellectual Property and the Arts Clinic.

Raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, David followed in the tar-heeled footsteps of his grandfather by earning his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating with honors in History and Philosophy, David went to Washington, DC, to help grow the burgeoning movement of millennial libertarians. He also had the tremendous opportunity to work supporting litigation efforts at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, vindicating the First Amendment rights of university students and professors. That experience convinced him that it was time to go to law school.

In between briefs, David enjoys playing guitar, watching classic cinema, and rooting for the Carolina Panthers. He really shines on karaoke night.

David had a feeling that law was his vocation since first studying Talmud in the fifth grade, and has known that classical liberal values were his passion since first studying Locke in high school. He’s thrilled at the opportunity to continue his pursuit of law and liberty at PLF.

David Deerson joined Pacific Legal Foundation in the fall of 2018, focusing on property rights, economic liberty, and the First Amendment. During his time at Vanderbilt University Law School, David served on the Moot Court Board and as an authorities editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. He also co-founded the Vanderbilt Immigration Law Group, interned at the Beacon Center of Tennessee and the Institute for Justice, and worked at Vanderbilt’s Intellectual Property and the Arts Clinic.

Raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, David followed in the tar-heeled footsteps of his grandfather by earning his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating with honors in History and Philosophy, David went to Washington, DC, to help grow the burgeoning movement of millennial libertarians. He also had the tremendous opportunity to work supporting litigation efforts at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, vindicating the First Amendment rights of university students and professors. That experience convinced him that it was time to go to law school.

In between briefs, David enjoys playing guitar, watching classic cinema, and rooting for the Carolina Panthers. He really shines on karaoke night.

David had a feeling that law was his vocation since first studying Talmud in the fifth grade, and has known that classical liberal values were his passion since first studying Locke in high school. He’s thrilled at the opportunity to continue his pursuit of law and liberty at PLF.

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By David J. Deerson

Property is property. End of story.

Today we filed an amicus brief in the Minnesota Supreme Court to make sure they apply the correct analysis when considering a Takings Clause challenge. Winona County, Minnesota recently banned … ›

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By David J. Deerson

Why are California bureaucrats trying to undermine the will of San Diego voters?

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. Maybe that’s why the California … ›

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PLF Files Amicus Letter Urging California Supreme Court to Clarify Public Trust Obligations

This morning, PLF filed an Amicus Letter urging the Supreme Court of California to grant review of the court of appeal’s decision in Environmental Law Foundation v. State Water Resources Control … ›

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By David J. Deerson

PLF weighs in on proposed amendments to Marin County’s Local Coastal Program

Yesterday, PLF submitted the latest  in a series of public comment letters regarding amendments to the Local Coastal Program in Marin County, CA. Local governments situated on California’s coast may prepare … ›

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Minnesota must heed the Supreme Court’s ruling

Yesterday, PLF submitted a letter urging Minnesota to ensure that its election officials are enforcing the law within the confines of the Supreme Court’s decision in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. … ›

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