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January 13, 2017

Cert grant pitting “concerted activities” against freedom of contract

Today the Supreme Court granted certiorari in three cases that raise the same issue: whether the National Labor Relations Act, which protects workers' rights to engage in "concerted activities" for their mutual benefit, trumps the Federal Arbitration Act's protection of the freedom of contract that allows employers and employees to agree to resolve ...

May 14, 2015

The Supreme Court should grant certiorari in Fisher

A few months back, PLF filed this brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin urging the Supreme Court to take the case. Our friends at the Center for Equal Opportunity, the American Civil Rights Institute, Project 21, and the National Association of Scholars joined us on the brief. Next week the Court will meet to discuss whether to ...

April 04, 2013

PLF: "All-star" impact in the Supreme Court

SCOTUSBlog has announced the results of its survey of the impact of friend-of-the-court briefs by organizations across the country. We're very proud to learn that Pacific Legal Foundation ranks third in the nation, and first among constitutionally-oriented organizations in terms of its influence at the "cert. stage." Here's what that means: unlike ...

March 22, 2013

PLF launches Supreme Court challenge to EPA's carbon dioxide endangerment finding

When EPA determined in 2009 that carbon dioxide and related substances pose a danger to human health and the environment, it skipped a step.  EPA neglected to seek peer review from the Science Advisory Board (SAB), as required by law.  That means EPA has to go back to Square One and start over.  Accordingly, all ...

February 21, 2012

Fisher v. University of Texas: An opportunity for equal opportunity

After so much waiting, the Supreme Court has finally decided to take up Fisher v. University of Texas.  PLF has been involved in this case for three years now.  In this video, my beard doesn’t even have a hint of gray.  The case challenges the University of Texas’s decision to treat prospective students differently because ...

January 23, 2012

Supreme Court passes up case on class action abuse and punitive damages

The Supreme Court denied certiorari this morning in Farmers Insurance v. Strawn (Supreme Ct. docket no. 11-445).  PLF filed amicus briefs in both the Oregon Supreme Court and supporting the certiorari petition in this case. ...