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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&# ...

July 03, 2012

Time to read the Declaration

Tomorrow marks the day we celebrate freedom and liberty in this country.  It is a remarkable day.  July 4th celebrates the first (and perhaps only) time a nation was founded on the principles of liberty and equality under the law.  And while our nation has struggled, at times, to achieve those ideals, the principles announced in ...

May 25, 2012

The founders and the primacy of liberty

Prof. Samuelson has a thorough response to my post about John Adams and individual liberty. While it's true I'm not a great admirer of Adams (I'm much fonder of his son), my point was not biographical or historical, but philosophical: democracy is an instrumental good, one that is valuable only insofar as it protects the ...

February 24, 2012

February 24: National Public Interest Law Day!

Pacific Legal Foundation has unilaterally declared that today, February 24th, should be recognized as National Public Interest Law Day!  Here is why, from PLF’s Director of Litigation, James S. Burling: When people think of the American Revolution, they don't immediately think about lawsuits.  But if it were not for the tradition of public ...