Supreme Court calls for the Solicitor General's views on Rinehart v. California

This morning, the Supreme Court asked the United States’ Solicitor General to weigh in on Rinehart v. California, PLF’s challenge to California’s suction dredge mining ban. The case raises significant … ›

PLF asks Supreme Court to review challenge to California's mining ban

Nearly two centuries ago, the Supreme Court recognized that the “unavoidable consequence” of the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause is that States have “no power … to retard, impede, burden, or in … ›

CA Supreme Court invites state to frustrate federal policy

The California Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited decision in People v. Rinehart, concerning the legality of the state’s ban on suction dredge mining. The case concerns an apparent conflict … ›

Federal supremacy protects miners' rights

PLF and Western Mining Alliance have filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit case Bohmker v. Oregon. In the brief, we argue that federal mining policy preempts Oregon’s ban … ›

California can't arbitrarily ban mining

The California Supreme Court is considering an important case concerning whether a state can frustrate federal law and deprive people of their livelihoods for no good reason. PLF filed this … ›

Court of Appeal deals a blow to the state's ban on suction dredge mining

The California Court of Appeal has issued a decision that seriously undermines California’s ban on suction dredge mining. Adopting the argument of our amicus brief, the Court held that a … ›

President's Report – April 4, 2014

Property Rights – California Coastal Commission We reported last week that the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse decision in SDS Family Trust v. CCC, based on its misunderstanding … ›

California agency proposes continuation of mining ban

Since 2009, California has forbidden the use of suction dredge mining equipment until the agency in charge of regulating this mining — the Department of Fish and Wildlife — develops … ›

20 years of Pacific Northwest victories: supporting mining in Alaska

Over the past 20 years, attorneys at PLF’s Pacific Northwest Center have written hundreds of amicus briefs in important, precedent-setting cases.  One of those cases was Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. … ›

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Supreme Court calls for the Solicitor General's views on Rinehart v. California

This morning, the Supreme Court asked the United States’ Solicitor General to weigh in on Rinehart v. California, PLF’s challenge to California’s suction dredge mining ban. The case raises significant … ›

PLF asks Supreme Court to review challenge to California's mining ban

Nearly two centuries ago, the Supreme Court recognized that the “unavoidable consequence” of the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause is that States have “no power … to retard, impede, burden, or in … ›

CA Supreme Court invites state to frustrate federal policy

The California Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited decision in People v. Rinehart, concerning the legality of the state’s ban on suction dredge mining. The case concerns an apparent conflict … ›

Federal supremacy protects miners' rights

PLF and Western Mining Alliance have filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit case Bohmker v. Oregon. In the brief, we argue that federal mining policy preempts Oregon’s ban … ›

California can't arbitrarily ban mining

The California Supreme Court is considering an important case concerning whether a state can frustrate federal law and deprive people of their livelihoods for no good reason. PLF filed this … ›

Court of Appeal deals a blow to the state's ban on suction dredge mining

The California Court of Appeal has issued a decision that seriously undermines California’s ban on suction dredge mining. Adopting the argument of our amicus brief, the Court held that a … ›

President's Report – April 4, 2014

Property Rights – California Coastal Commission We reported last week that the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse decision in SDS Family Trust v. CCC, based on its misunderstanding … ›

California agency proposes continuation of mining ban

Since 2009, California has forbidden the use of suction dredge mining equipment until the agency in charge of regulating this mining — the Department of Fish and Wildlife — develops … ›

20 years of Pacific Northwest victories: supporting mining in Alaska

Over the past 20 years, attorneys at PLF’s Pacific Northwest Center have written hundreds of amicus briefs in important, precedent-setting cases.  One of those cases was Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. … ›

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Supreme Court calls for the Solicitor General's views on Rinehart v. California

This morning, the Supreme Court asked the United States’ Solicitor General to weigh in on Rinehart v. California, PLF’s challenge to California’s suction dredge mining ban. The case raises significant … ›

PLF asks Supreme Court to review challenge to California's mining ban

Nearly two centuries ago, the Supreme Court recognized that the “unavoidable consequence” of the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause is that States have “no power … to retard, impede, burden, or in … ›

CA Supreme Court invites state to frustrate federal policy

The California Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited decision in People v. Rinehart, concerning the legality of the state’s ban on suction dredge mining. The case concerns an apparent conflict … ›

Federal supremacy protects miners' rights

PLF and Western Mining Alliance have filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit case Bohmker v. Oregon. In the brief, we argue that federal mining policy preempts Oregon’s ban … ›

California can't arbitrarily ban mining

The California Supreme Court is considering an important case concerning whether a state can frustrate federal law and deprive people of their livelihoods for no good reason. PLF filed this … ›

Court of Appeal deals a blow to the state's ban on suction dredge mining

The California Court of Appeal has issued a decision that seriously undermines California’s ban on suction dredge mining. Adopting the argument of our amicus brief, the Court held that a … ›

President's Report – April 4, 2014

Property Rights – California Coastal Commission We reported last week that the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse decision in SDS Family Trust v. CCC, based on its misunderstanding … ›

California agency proposes continuation of mining ban

Since 2009, California has forbidden the use of suction dredge mining equipment until the agency in charge of regulating this mining — the Department of Fish and Wildlife — develops … ›

20 years of Pacific Northwest victories: supporting mining in Alaska

Over the past 20 years, attorneys at PLF’s Pacific Northwest Center have written hundreds of amicus briefs in important, precedent-setting cases.  One of those cases was Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. … ›

Supreme Court calls for the Solicitor General's views on Rinehart v. California

This morning, the Supreme Court asked the United States’ Solicitor General to weigh in on Rinehart v. California, PLF’s challenge to California’s suction dredge mining ban. The case raises significant … ›

PLF asks Supreme Court to review challenge to California's mining ban

Nearly two centuries ago, the Supreme Court recognized that the “unavoidable consequence” of the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause is that States have “no power … to retard, impede, burden, or in … ›

CA Supreme Court invites state to frustrate federal policy

The California Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited decision in People v. Rinehart, concerning the legality of the state’s ban on suction dredge mining. The case concerns an apparent conflict … ›

Federal supremacy protects miners' rights

PLF and Western Mining Alliance have filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit case Bohmker v. Oregon. In the brief, we argue that federal mining policy preempts Oregon’s ban … ›

California can't arbitrarily ban mining

The California Supreme Court is considering an important case concerning whether a state can frustrate federal law and deprive people of their livelihoods for no good reason. PLF filed this … ›

Court of Appeal deals a blow to the state's ban on suction dredge mining

The California Court of Appeal has issued a decision that seriously undermines California’s ban on suction dredge mining. Adopting the argument of our amicus brief, the Court held that a … ›

President's Report – April 4, 2014

Property Rights – California Coastal Commission We reported last week that the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse decision in SDS Family Trust v. CCC, based on its misunderstanding … ›

California agency proposes continuation of mining ban

Since 2009, California has forbidden the use of suction dredge mining equipment until the agency in charge of regulating this mining — the Department of Fish and Wildlife — develops … ›

20 years of Pacific Northwest victories: supporting mining in Alaska

Over the past 20 years, attorneys at PLF’s Pacific Northwest Center have written hundreds of amicus briefs in important, precedent-setting cases.  One of those cases was Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. … ›