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October 14, 2014

Brown signs bill that purports to overturn Schuette

Ten days ago, Governor Brown signed AB 2646 into law.  The stated purpose of the statute is return the law to where it was before the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Schuette v. BAMN — the case that upheld the Michigan voters ability to amend their constitution to prohibit racial preferences. The statute basically creates ...

May 31, 2012

Court rebuffs environmentalists’ attempts to dictate national global warming policy

A federal court in D.C. just threw out a case in which extreme environmentalists tried to force the United States to take immediate steps to curb carbon dioxide emissions to permanently reverse global warming.  Fearing the federal government would not adequately defend the lawsuit,  PLF successfully intervened in the lawsuit on behalf of severa ...

March 07, 2012

Celebrating a victory for property owners in California

This morning, I was among the speakers at the "final" meeting of Municipal Officials for Redevelopment Reform, an organization led for years by California Assemblyman Chris Norby to fight back against the Eminent Domain Industry in California. Late last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to abolish the state's Redevelopment Agencies—wh ...

February 13, 2012

Affirmative Action: "I do not think that word means what you think it means"

Today’s oral argument in BAMN v. Brown before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco presented a new challenge to California’s Proposition 209 (California Constitution Article I, Section 31), in which a group of minority plaintiffs are seeking to overturn Proposition 209 and reinstate racial preferences for university admi ...

July 23, 2010

Jerry Brown: First in the hearts of Prop. 209's foes?

Author: Joshua Thompson "We're Number One!" His aides probably aren't pumping foam fingers in the air, but California Attorney General Jerry Brown just landed in top place on a list of, ahem, distinction: He's ranked as the "worst" of America's 50 state attorneys general, in a new report by the Competitive ...

June 30, 2010

PLF: The "ring-the-bells-for-freedom" organization

Author: Joshua Thompson That's how the Orange County Register describes Pacific Legal Fondation in an article describing PLF's role in the lawsuit against the retroactive pension winfdall for Orange County public safety workers.  To wit: So last week it was Attorney General/Candidate for Governor Jerry Brown weighing in on ...

April 20, 2010

Coral Construction set for hearing before the CA Supreme Court

Author: Joshua Thompson After nearly three years, the California Supreme Court has set a date for oral argument in Coral Construction v. City and County of San Francisco.  The argument will be held May 4, 2010, at 9 pm in San Francisco. PLF Principal Attorney Sharon Browne will be arguing the case for the petitioners. ...

October 16, 2009

PLF files new Proposition 209 lawsuit directly in California Court of Appeal

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF filed a lawsuit today against a number of California agencies and officials including Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Brown.  The lawsuit alleges that the recently enacted Assembly Bill 21 (AB 21), grants preferences on the basis of race and sex in public contracting.  You can read PLF' ...