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September 05, 2018

Public interest litigation, Senator Whitehouse, and the Kavanaugh hearings

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is not a fan of Pacific Legal Foundation. In the past he has accused us, wrongly, of being a "creepy front group" in the thrall of large corporate deniers of global climate change. We weren't impressed when we learned that Senator Whitehouse called for criminal investigations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt ...

July 16, 2016

Weekly litigation report — July 16, 2016

Privacy and property rights  WOTUS at the Tenth Circuit District Court setback in anti-discrimination suit Procedural victory in Jaguar case Procedural victory from Ninth Circuit in sea otter case Defending property against made up public rights Privacy and Property Rights  We filed this complaint in Trautwein v. City of Highland over that City&# ...

February 22, 2013

This Sunday is National Public Interest Law Day!

We are again celebrating February 24 as National Public Interest Law Day.  This is an appropriate time to reflect on the role of lawyers in defending the liberties of Americans. As we explained last year, we chose February 24 because that was the day in 1761 that James Otis, Jr., made his impassioned defense against ...