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January 26, 2019

Weekly litigation report — January 26, 2019

PLF files reply brief to halt discriminatory admissions program in New York Schools Today Pacific Legal Foundation filed this reply  in support of the preliminary injunction motion in Christa McAuliffe PTO v. De Blasio, in which PLF asks the Court to stop De Blasio's discriminatory changes to the admissions process for New York Schools. For ...

December 13, 2018

Parents sue to stop Mayor de Blasio’s racial discrimination in NYC schools

New York's specialized high schools are the crown jewel of the city's public education system. Including nationally recognized schools like Stuyvesant High School, the Bronx High School of Science, and Brooklyn Technical High School, these eight schools select their approximately 4,000 incoming freshmen each year from a pool of almost 30,000 eighth ...

September 15, 2018

Weekly litigation update — September 15, 2018

Preliminary injunction briefing completed in Minnesota dance case This week we finished briefing our motion for a preliminary injunction in D.M. v. Minnesota State High School League. In this case, we represent two Minnesota high school boys who love to dance. Unfortunately, Minnesota state rules prohibit boys from joining high school competitive d ...

September 12, 2018

Preliminary injunction sought in Minnesota dance case

Dmitri Moua and Zachary Greenwald are Minnesota high school juniors who love to dance. But due to a state-sanctioned rule in Minnesota, boys are prohibited from trying out for high school competitive dance teams. To remedy that outdated and discriminatory rule, in July we challenged it as a violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection ...

July 21, 2018

Weekly litigation report — July 21, 2018

Total victory in the Starry Night House mural case This week the City of Mount Dora settled with PLF plaintiffs Nancy Nemhauser and Lubomir Jastrzebski in a one-sided agreement that saves the family's Van Gogh-inspired mural. The city agreed to drop its enforcement action and all fines, leaving the family free to complete the mural ...

May 26, 2018

Weekly litigation report — May 26, 2018

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies Holding state administrative agencies accountable to the law Does "land owned or controlled by the Federal Government" include the ocean? PLF sues Seattle for banning new housing websites Democracy vouchers violate free speech PLF responds to Seattle's appeal in first-in-t ...

May 23, 2018

South Dakota dancing case on hold

We recently noted that in response to our lawsuit on behalf of Freddie Linden, the South Dakota High School Activities Association suspended its rule prohibiting boys from participating in high school Competitive Dance. As a result, Freddie (and any boy in South Dakota) was able to try out for his school’s team for the upcoming ...

April 18, 2018

Opening brief filed in challenge to Wisconsin’s butter taste test

We filed our opening brief in the appeal to our challenge to Wisconsin’s irrational butter grading law. I have written about this case a number of times, but the essence of the case is that Wisconsin has adopted an irrational and protectionist scheme to keep out-of-state artisanal butters from entering the Wisconsin market.  In order ...

April 14, 2018

Weekly litigation report — April 14, 2018

Complaint filed to stop South Dakota from banning boys from dancing On Thursday we filed our initial complaint in F.L. v. South Dakota High School Activities Association. Freddie Linden is a tremendously talented 15-year-old dancer. Freddie practices dancing for more than 14 hours a week, has won two national championships, and was named Performer ...

April 12, 2018

South Dakota must let boys dance

Freddie Linden is a fifteen-year-old dancer who wants to try out for his South Dakota high school’s Competitive Dance team. Freddie began dancing when he was seven years old, and his family quickly realized that he possessed natural talent for dance. Since then, Freddie has trained extensively, landed roles as a lead dancer in multiple produ ...

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