Why juries matter when you’re up against the government

If the federal government takes your property, who would you want to decide how much it owes you: the government that took your stuff or a jury of your peers?

The right to a jury trial against the federal government

Kevin Brott wants a jury trial for his Fifth Amendment claim to just compensation. The federal government converted a portion of Brott’s property into a public trail. He wants a jury to … ›

Happy Bill of Rights Day: Please thank Virginia

Today is the 224th anniversary of our constitutional Bill of Rights. The ten amendments that make up the Bill of Rights were amendments number three through twelve of those originally … ›

Today in history: Virginia ratifies the Bill of Rights in 1791

Today is the 224th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s ratification of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Many of our basic civil rights are … ›

High school textbooks exclude property rights from Bill of Rights

Last week, the internet was buzzing about high school history textbooks that diminish or mis-characterize the Second Amendment.  What some of those reports have not mentioned, however, is that the … ›

Happy birthday to James Madison

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF would like to wish one of our greatest Founders (and my personal favorite), James Madison, a very happy 260th birthday!  James Madison's contributions to man's eternal fight for … ›

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Why juries matter when you’re up against the government

If the federal government takes your property, who would you want to decide how much it owes you: the government that took your stuff or a jury of your peers?

The right to a jury trial against the federal government

Kevin Brott wants a jury trial for his Fifth Amendment claim to just compensation. The federal government converted a portion of Brott’s property into a public trail. He wants a jury to … ›

Happy Bill of Rights Day: Please thank Virginia

Today is the 224th anniversary of our constitutional Bill of Rights. The ten amendments that make up the Bill of Rights were amendments number three through twelve of those originally … ›

Today in history: Virginia ratifies the Bill of Rights in 1791

Today is the 224th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s ratification of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Many of our basic civil rights are … ›

High school textbooks exclude property rights from Bill of Rights

Last week, the internet was buzzing about high school history textbooks that diminish or mis-characterize the Second Amendment.  What some of those reports have not mentioned, however, is that the … ›

Happy birthday to James Madison

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF would like to wish one of our greatest Founders (and my personal favorite), James Madison, a very happy 260th birthday!  James Madison's contributions to man's eternal fight for … ›

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Why juries matter when you’re up against the government

If the federal government takes your property, who would you want to decide how much it owes you: the government that took your stuff or a jury of your peers?

The right to a jury trial against the federal government

Kevin Brott wants a jury trial for his Fifth Amendment claim to just compensation. The federal government converted a portion of Brott’s property into a public trail. He wants a jury to … ›

Happy Bill of Rights Day: Please thank Virginia

Today is the 224th anniversary of our constitutional Bill of Rights. The ten amendments that make up the Bill of Rights were amendments number three through twelve of those originally … ›

Today in history: Virginia ratifies the Bill of Rights in 1791

Today is the 224th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s ratification of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Many of our basic civil rights are … ›

High school textbooks exclude property rights from Bill of Rights

Last week, the internet was buzzing about high school history textbooks that diminish or mis-characterize the Second Amendment.  What some of those reports have not mentioned, however, is that the … ›

Happy birthday to James Madison

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF would like to wish one of our greatest Founders (and my personal favorite), James Madison, a very happy 260th birthday!  James Madison's contributions to man's eternal fight for … ›

Why juries matter when you’re up against the government

If the federal government takes your property, who would you want to decide how much it owes you: the government that took your stuff or a jury of your peers?

The right to a jury trial against the federal government

Kevin Brott wants a jury trial for his Fifth Amendment claim to just compensation. The federal government converted a portion of Brott’s property into a public trail. He wants a jury to … ›

Happy Bill of Rights Day: Please thank Virginia

Today is the 224th anniversary of our constitutional Bill of Rights. The ten amendments that make up the Bill of Rights were amendments number three through twelve of those originally … ›

Today in history: Virginia ratifies the Bill of Rights in 1791

Today is the 224th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s ratification of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Many of our basic civil rights are … ›

High school textbooks exclude property rights from Bill of Rights

Last week, the internet was buzzing about high school history textbooks that diminish or mis-characterize the Second Amendment.  What some of those reports have not mentioned, however, is that the … ›

Happy birthday to James Madison

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF would like to wish one of our greatest Founders (and my personal favorite), James Madison, a very happy 260th birthday!  James Madison's contributions to man's eternal fight for … ›