Timothy R. Snowball

Attorney

Sacramento

Timothy R. Snowball joined Pacific Legal Foundation in September 2017. He focuses on individual rights, economic liberty, and advocacy for the idea that “That government is best which governs least.”

Tim was born in Los Angeles, and spent his childhood with his mother and brother in San Diego. In elementary and junior high school, Tim gravitated towards U.S. history and other social science classes, committing entire sections of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution to memory.

At Grossmont College, Tim’s interest in limited government, the rule of law, and individual liberty were encouraged by several excellent professors. After Grossmont, Tim transferred to UC Berkeley, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and American government.

After finishing at Berkeley, Tim matriculated to The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. At GW, Tim served as a Notes Editor on the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, 1L Coach on the Mock Trial Skills Board, received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, and was an active member of GW’s chapter of the Federalist Society.

Tim’s previous legal experience includes summer clerkships at the Institute for Justice and the Orleans Public Defender’s Office, and internships with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Previous publication topics include the Louisiana criminal justice system, expert witnesses in patent claim construction, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.

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

Timothy R. Snowball joined Pacific Legal Foundation in September 2017. He focuses on individual rights, economic liberty, and advocacy for the idea that “That government is best which governs least.”

Tim was born in Los Angeles, and spent his childhood with his mother and brother in San Diego. In elementary and junior high school, Tim gravitated towards U.S. history and other social science classes, committing entire sections of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution to memory.

At Grossmont College, Tim’s interest in limited government, the rule of law, and individual liberty were encouraged by several excellent professors. After Grossmont, Tim transferred to UC Berkeley, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and American government.

After finishing at Berkeley, Tim matriculated to The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. At GW, Tim served as a Notes Editor on the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, 1L Coach on the Mock Trial Skills Board, received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, and was an active member of GW’s chapter of the Federalist Society.

Tim’s previous legal experience includes summer clerkships at the Institute for Justice and the Orleans Public Defender’s Office, and internships with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Previous publication topics include the Louisiana criminal justice system, expert witnesses in patent claim construction, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.

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

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By Timothy R. Snowball

Lawmakers threaten future of CA homeschooling

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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Florida Supreme Court: You can’t grow vegetables on your own property

The right to possess and use private property is a fundamental right protected by the U.S. and state constitutions, the origins of which precede the founding of our Republic. Growing … ›

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Congressional Effort to End Unconstitutional Campus “Free Speech Zones”

As an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, the struggle of activist leader Mario Savio and other student leaders who championed the Berkeley-born “Free Speech Movement” are well known … ›

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Santa Barbara: “Waive your Fourth Amendment rights or you can’t sell your house.”

According to James Madison, “as a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.” Property rights … ›

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Effort to reform protectionist CA bar admission requirement gains momentum

I recently wrote about the petition PLF signed onto this week with almost a dozen other legal organizations and attorneys asking the District Court for the Northern District of California … ›

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Government attempts to lie its way around the Fourth Amendment (and into your living room)

When police officers arrive to your home after you call them, of course you allow them to enter. Why wouldn’t you? After all, they are there to help you. Right?

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