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December 01, 2018

Weekly litigation report — Another Supreme Court Win!

Another PLF win in the Supreme Court This week, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously (8–0 with Justice Kavanaugh not participating) in favor of PLF client Edward Poitevent and his family in Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. In a factual sense, the decision concerns whether the endangered dusky gopher frog's "critical habitat" can i ...

September 01, 2018

Weekly litigation report — September 1, 2018

It's time to finally settle the legislative exactions question Earlier this week, PLF attorneys filed this reply brief in support of the U.S. Supreme Court petition in Dabbs v. Anne Arundel County. Interestingly, the County's opposition brief did not disagree with our argument that review should be granted to settle the nationwide conflict whether ...

August 25, 2018

Weekly litigation update — August 25, 2018

Reply brief filed in Knick PLF attorneys filed this reply brief in Knick v. Scott Township, our case challenging the bizarre Supreme Court rule that prevents property owners from bringing federal takings claims in federal court. Mrs. Knick simply wants to keep members of the public from traisping on her property. The town passed an ordinance ...

August 18, 2018

Weekly litigation report — August 18, 2018

Opening day for SCOTUS nears as PLF readies to throw first pitch This week Pacific Legal Foundation filed its Reply Brief in Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, a case that arises from the Fifth Circuit and involves our client Edward Poitevent's property in the deep woods of Louisiana. The Supreme Court of the ...

May 05, 2018

Weekly litigation report — May 5, 2018

Another lawsuit to challenge Seattle's war on landlords This week, we sued to challenge Seattle's Fair Chance Housing Ordinance on behalf of several landlords and the Rental Housing Association of Washington in Yim v. City of Seattle. The Fair Chance Housing Ordinance forbids landlords from asking for a criminal background check or denying someone ...

April 28, 2018

Weekly litigation update — April 28, 2018

Markle Interests' brief filed with High Court in Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service This week we filed our merits brief in the Supreme Court supporting the landowers in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service. Earlier this year, the Court granted review and we expect to hear soon from the Court ...

March 31, 2018

Weekly litigation report — March 31, 2018

Trial court strikes down Seattle's rule banning landlords from selecting their own tenants PLF asks Supreme Court to clarify "temporary" takings law Florida ends Walton County's unconstitutional land grab PLF asks California to review "endangered" species Oral argument at the Supreme Court in criminal case that could affect wetlands PUC Rejects Qua ...

February 24, 2018

Weekly litigation update — February 24, 2018

Federal judge grants temporary restraining order against Mount Dora over Starry Night mural  Does the California ESA extend to your neighborhood squirrel population? PLF opposes Seattle's attempt to levy an unconstitutional "wealth tax" Supreme Court declines to review important timber sale case Opening brief challenging Seattle's newfangled campa ...

January 20, 2018

Weekly litigation report—January 20, 2018

Challenging warrantless home inspections, Seattle is taking away property rights, and fighting for a fair approach to environmentalism. ...

March 09, 2017

Can government regulate your subconscious?

Today, we filed a legal challenge against Seattle’s heavy-handed attempt to squash its residents’ “unconscious bias.” A new Seattle ordinance forbids landlords from choosing their own tenants in a sweeping effort to prevent subliminal prejudices from tampering with their decisions. The law, however, will only hurt small-tim ...

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