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

Santa Barbara Violates Fourth Amendment Rights of Property Owners

Under an impermissibly vague Santa Barbara ordinance, home owners wishing to sell their residential property are required to allow the city to enter and conduct unconstitutional warrantless searches prior to sale. Failure to comply with this unconstitutional condition exposes the home owner to possible criminal and civil penalties. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and other related doctrines forbid this violation of individual rights.

PLF is fighting back.

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By Timothy R. Snowball

The Myth of “Progress”

On July 5, 1926, President Calvin Coolidge delivered a speech commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in which he stated that “It is often asserted that the … ›

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By Timothy R. Snowball

The Declaration of Independence (made easy)

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America: Sometimes it becomes necessary for a group of people to declare their independence from a … ›

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By Timothy R. Snowball

Term Review: Supreme Court comes out swinging for Fourth Amendment rights

Familiarly, the Fourth Amendment provides that “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, … ›

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By Timothy R. Snowball

ACLU gives up on free speech (we are still fighting)

“Those who won our independence believed that the final end of the state was to make men free to develop their faculties, and that in its government the deliberative forces … ›

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PLF fights to protect the Separation of Powers

James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” once wrote that “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, … ›

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By Timothy R. Snowball

No, police can’t lie their way into our homes

As children we are taught that law enforcement officers are here to help us. After all, who do you call when you need help? The police. But effective policing within … ›

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