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December 19, 2016

San Ramon briefing complete

Today we filed our reply brief on the petition for review in our challenge to a special tax levied by the City of San Ramon’s community facilities district. Our petition asks the California Supreme Court to review the court of appeal’s first-impression interpretation of the Mello-Roos Act’s limitation on municipal services financi ...

June 09, 2016

Bureaucrats shouldn't be able to escape legal scrutiny

Yesterday, Townhall published my op-ed highlighting the importance of PLF’s big, unanimous Supreme Court win in our Hawkes case (and its predecessor, Sackett) and whether these cases foreshadow anything for one of our cases currently pending before the Court. As regular readers know, the Supreme Court ruled in PLF’s favor in Hawkes, ho ...

March 28, 2014

New PLF lawsuit challenges illegal local tax

On Tuesday, Pacific Legal Foundation filed suit, on behalf of the Building Industry Association – Bay Area, to challenge the City of San Ramon’s new community facilities district tax.  The lawsuit argues that the tax, which will be paid by new City residents to pay for existing standard municipal services, violates several provisions o ...