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Who owns what on the Indiana shoreline of Lake Michigan?

December 09, 2016 | By MARK MILLER

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 ...

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

November 11, 2015 | By MARK MILLER

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, ...

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Florida Legislature approves growler law fix

April 30, 2015 | By MARK MILLER

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 ...

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Attention law students : incredible opportunity for you!

March 19, 2015 | By MARK MILLER

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 majo ...

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PLF Atlantic Center notches another win for property rights

March 18, 2015 | By MARK MILLER

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 ...

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Greenwire covers important wetlands case at Supreme Court

March 06, 2015 | By MARK MILLER

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 ...

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Speaking at Florida Coastal School of Law today

March 05, 2015 | By MARK MILLER

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 c ...

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Manatee population grows while feds dither

February 19, 2015 | By MARK MILLER

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 … ...

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NSCW 2015 — Florida a national leader in school choice

January 29, 2015 | By MARK MILLER

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. T ...