Timothy R. Snowball

Attorney

Sacramento

Tim Snowball joined Pacific Legal Foundation in 2017. A fierce believer that “[o]ne’s right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to a vote,” Tim litigates and advocates for limited government, constitutional guarantees, and individual liberties.

Tim was born in Los Angeles, and grew up with his mother and brother in San Diego. A history and politics enthusiast from an early age, Tim graduated with honors from Grossmont College and UC Berkeley with degrees in Political Science and American Government and Politics. After Berkeley, Tim obtained his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a Notes Editor on the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, and member of the Mock Trial Skills Board and the GW Chapter of the Federalist Society. Tim’s previous legal work includes stints at the Institute for Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and Orleans Public Defender’s Office.

When he is not fighting to protect and enforce the Bill of Rights, you can find Tim lifting weights, debating the finer points of the Star Wars Saga, with his nose stuck in the latest Stephen King novel, or spending time with family and friends.

Tim Snowball joined Pacific Legal Foundation in 2017. A fierce believer that “[o]ne’s right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to a vote,” Tim litigates and advocates for limited government, constitutional guarantees, and individual liberties.

Tim was born in Los Angeles, and grew up with his mother and brother in San Diego. A history and politics enthusiast from an early age, Tim graduated with honors from Grossmont College and UC Berkeley with degrees in Political Science and American Government and Politics. After Berkeley, Tim obtained his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a Notes Editor on the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, and member of the Mock Trial Skills Board and the GW Chapter of the Federalist Society. Tim’s previous legal work includes stints at the Institute for Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and Orleans Public Defender’s Office.

When he is not fighting to protect and enforce the Bill of Rights, you can find Tim lifting weights, debating the finer points of the Star Wars Saga, with his nose stuck in the latest Stephen King novel, or spending time with family and friends.

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Personal Liberties

Taylor v. Polhill, et al

Florida’s outdated licensing robs hearing, livelihoods

In Florida, you need a license to sell hearing aids. Dan Taylor of Melbourne, Florida, gave up his license after 30 years, because Florida’s outdated regulations were made for older models, not the updated, technologically sophisticated models he and his customers prefer. In a federal lawsuit on behalf of Dan, PLF argues that Florida’s licensing scheme increases cost and reduces access to modern hearing aids—and they’re even preempted by federal laws aimed at reducing unnecessary regulation.

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Property Rights

Santa Barbara Association of Realtors v. City of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City Council

Homeowners Coerced into Unconstitutional Administrative Searches

A City of Santa Barbara ordinance requires that anyone selling his or her home allow the City to conduct an unconstitutional search of the inside and outside of the house and of the yard. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects people from unconstitutional searches, particularly in their homes, and PLF is fighting back.

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By Timothy R. Snowball

Can you hear me now? PLF’s Challenge to Florida’s Outdated Hearing Aid Licensing Laws

The story of America is in part the story of entrepreneurs. Men and women doing their best to make an honest living while providing valuable goods and services. The result … ›

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By Timothy R. Snowball

The plot to regulate California home schools

When state legislators attempt to enact laws that burden or break our constitutional rights, they often cite concerns related to the “health, safety, and welfare” of the public. And while … ›

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By Timothy R. Snowball

The solution to unconstitutional government: Fight Back

Given these troubling historical developments, and the changes they have wrought upon our Republic, one may wonder if there is any hope of enacting meaningful change. There is hope.

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By Timothy R. Snowball

The greatest threat to liberty

One of the primary ways Thomas Jefferson justified the split from Great Britain in the Declaration of Independence was King George III’s empowerment of bureaucrats to “harass our people and eat out their substance.”

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By Timothy R. Snowball

Absolute government power corrupts absolutely

This is the eighth part in a series discussing the principles of the American founding, their embodiment in the United States Constitution, and the ways in which the Supreme Court … ›

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By Timothy R. Snowball

Liberty is more important than security

We can all agree that it would be patently unconstitutional for the U.S. government to imprison tens of thousands of Americans without charge based on nothing more than generalized fear and the color of the their skin. Right?

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