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December 09, 2016

Who owns what on the Indiana shoreline of Lake Michigan?

Earlier this week, the Indiana Court of Appeals offered its view of the long-running battle in that state between property owners on Lake Michigan who expect the law to protect property rights, and the members of the public who demand the right to traipse across those property owners’ property without paying for the right, contrary to the ...

November 11, 2015

PLF's Mark Miller to speak in Fort Pierce this Friday

This Friday at noon, Mark Miller of Pacific Legal Foundation‘s Atlantic Center (that’s me) will speak to the Friends of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library Association on How to Write a Persuasive Brief. If you are near the Fort Pierce/St. Lucie County Courthouse that day, then please join us! If seeing me speak doesn’t entice you, ...

April 30, 2015

Florida Legislature approves growler law fix

In the last two weeks, the Florida State Senate and House of Representatives both unanimously approved a bill to legalize the 64-ounce growler.  The Legislature made this move after years of failing to fix the law; that ongoing failure hurt the small businesses that make up the exploding craft beer industry. The Legislature finally took action a ...

March 19, 2015

Attention law students: incredible opportunity for you!

Law students and young lawyers who care about liberty, and believe in the principles that make our country a shining city upon a hill, take note: Pacific Legal Foundation wants you! Pacific Legal Foundation's College of Public Interest Law offers two-year litigation fellowships to graduates interested in rapidly gaining experience in major cons ...

March 18, 2015

PLF Atlantic Center notches another win for property rights

This week, Florida’s Martin County Commission accepted settlement terms that leave our clients, Bob and Anita Breinig, no longer facing onerous fines and the imminent loss of their dream: their popular Flash Beach Grille restaurant in Hobe Sound. Instead, the Breinigs find themselves with their property rights intact, and they stand ready ...

March 06, 2015

Greenwire covers important wetlands case at Supreme Court

Greenwire reporter Jeremy P. Jacobs reported yesterday on Pacific Legal Foundation‘s Kent Recycling Services LLC v. Army Corps of Engineers case pending before the Supreme Court. The case presents the Court with the opportunity to hold that a property owner may immediately challenge in federal court the federal government’s conclusion ...

March 05, 2015

Speaking at Florida Coastal School of Law today

I'm in Jacksonville today, speaking at noon with the Florida Coastal School of Law‘s Federalist Society chapter about Pacific Legal Foundation‘s work on behalf of liberty throughout the nation. Contrary to what you may have heard elsewhere recently, this event, like all other Federalist Society events, is not a secret! To the contrar ...

February 19, 2015

Manatee population grows while feds dither

The Miami Herald brings news today that the manatees of Florida continue the population surge that the federal Fish & Wildlife Service identified as far back as 2007. Outdoor writer Sue Cocking of the Herald reports: Manatee conservation is at a crossroads, and the town of Crystal River — located about a 1 1/2-hour drive ...

January 29, 2015

NSCW 2015 — Florida a national leader in school choice

Florida provides a variety of school choice opportunities to parents, and in return the teacher unions spend inordinate amounts of time and money trying to kill these efforts to help working families. What I’ve said before I will say again: teachers' unions, like other unions, exist to protect the interests of their members: teachers. Their ...

January 28, 2015

New Jersey, and all states, should support school choice

Earlier today, the Newark Star-Ledger published Pacific Legal Foundation‘s opinion piece supporting the school choice movement in New Jersey. You can read the article at this link.  In the op-ed, my colleague Joshua P. Thompson and I argue that New Jersey should support Governor Christie’s Opportunity Scholarship Act. Why? Because sch ...