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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 ...

April 04, 2016

What if the Clean Water Act is unconstitutionally vague?

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 ...

March 16, 2016

PLF participates in Hawkes-related events in DC

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 ...