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May 22, 2018

If courts are ever going to strike down an illegal national monument, this’ll be it

Often, it seems the federal government has it out for the English language. The President and federal agencies routinely twist the words in statutes beyond recognition. For instance, PLF has long challenged EPA’s bizarre claim that dry land is “water” under the Clean Water Act. The government’s no fan of consistency, so it s ...

August 15, 2016

I dream of a federal government that doesn't overreach

Most people associate Cape Canaveral with NASA and the Kennedy Space Center, but many licensed commercial fishermen and crabbers in Merritt Island rely on the waters of Florida's "Space Coast" to earn a living and to support their way of life. Our friendly federal government has decided to threaten that way of life, for reasons that ...

April 05, 2016

Can agencies overrule Congress?

Today, PLF filed its opening brief in a challenge to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s denial of a petition demanding that the agency follow the law. This case centers on a sea otter compromise that Congress struck between the Service, environmentalists, and those who work and play in Southern California waters. Recently, the Service has ...

July 11, 2014

PLF opposes fishy federal prosecution

This week, Pacific Legal Foundation filed a friend of the court brief at the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of a Florida fisherman named John Yates.  Mr. Yates, a grandfather and commercial fishing boat captain for hire, found himself reeled in by a federal government in an overzealous prosecution.  The government took ...

April 26, 2012

The recreational fishermen go to court

Tomorrow, I will be in court representing the California Association for Recreational Fishing in their lawsuit against the California Department of Fish & Game.  The suit challenges onerous regulations that the Department is imposing on private fish stocking throughout the state.  For example, one of the challenged regulations forces those wh ...

September 13, 2011

Fox & Friends interviews PLF client Doug Elliot

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comThis morning on Fox and Friends, private fishing lake owner Doug Elliot spoke with co-host Steve Doocy about new regulations coming out of the California Department of Fish and Game that could sink recreational freshwater fishing in California. PLF is representing the California Association for Recreationa ...