Bureaucrats shouldn't be able to escape legal scrutiny

June 09, 2016 | By JONATHAN WOOD

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 ...


What if the Clean Water Act is unconstitutionally vague?

April 04, 2016 | By JONATHAN WOOD

As regular readers know, PLF argued a case in the Supreme Court of the United States last week, U.S. Army Corps v. Hawkes Co., concerning whether property owners can have their day in court when the federal government declares their land subject to federal control. During the oral argument, Justice Kennedy — long-considered the “swing ...


PLF participates in Hawkes-related events in DC

March 16, 2016 | By SHAUNEEN WERLINGER

On Monday, I had the honor of participating in a panel discussion on Hawkes sponsored by the Cato Institute.  A video of the event is available to watch here.  I provided an overview of the Clean Water Act and discussed how agency expansion of the Act threatens private property rights and leads to the issues … ...