President's weekly report — December 4, 2015

December 04, 2015 | By ROB RIVETT

Freedom of contract in California at the Supreme Court Competent adults should have the right to enter into contracts with the terms they choose.  And once they enter into such contracts, they should be bound to those terms — even if those terms include an arbitration clause.  We filed this amicus brief in support of … ...


Supreme Court will decide the reach of federal control over Alaska

November 24, 2015 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

The Supreme Court will soon decide how much control federal agencies can exercise over Alaska’s lands and waters. A California-sized chunk of the state sits within federal “conservation system units.” These conservation areas include national parks, wildlife refuges, preserves, and so on. Such areas are subject to special fede ...


President's weekly report — December 6, 2013

December 06, 2013 | By ROB RIVETT

Property Rights — Taking by Flooding Earlier this week, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued its remand decision in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States, upholding the trial court’s conclusion that the Army Corps of Engineers took Arkansas Game & Fish’s property.  This was the case where the Supreme Cou ...