Weekly litigation report : Private property rights and illegal taxation

November 17, 2018 | By JAMES BURLING

PLF joins Montanans’ private property fight against federal government This week, in Wilkins v. United States of America, PLF took over as lead attorneys for two Montana property owners who are suing the federal government. Wil Wilkins and Jane Stanton live next to the Bitterroot National Forest and have a road across their land, the … ...


Weekly litigation update — June 9, 2018

June 11, 2018 | By JAMES BURLING

Coastal Commission challenged on “yurt” condition This week we filed an amicus brief in the California court of appeal to support the San Diego Port District’s challenge to a Coastal Commission demand for more “lower cost visitor accommodations” in the San Diego Bay area. The Port wants to amend its land-use plan to fa ...


PLF argues for constitutional limits on California fuel rationing program

May 26, 2016 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Imagine your state limited the number of drivers licenses to less than those already issued, in order to reduce greenhouse emissions (which many argue raise global temperatures). And then, it sold the right to your license at auction to the highest bidder. How much would you be willing to bid just to keep your drivers license? Do you … ...


Desperately seeking rent

May 24, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

PLF represents Morning Star Packing Co and others in their constitutional challenge to California’s illegal greenhouse gas allowance auction.  A hearing this week at the California State Senate illustrated how high the stakes in this fight are.  California anticipated collecting $1 billion dollars (cue Dr. Evil) to balance its budget this y ...