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December 15, 2018

Weekly litigation report — Property rights, school choice, free speech, and more

Public land stewards reiterate that the president can reduce the size of national monuments Briefing is now complete on the motion to dismiss Utah Diné Bikéyah v. Trump, a case that challenges the president's ability to reduce the size of national monuments. PLF represents individuals and non-profit organizations that recreate, work, and voluntee ...

October 06, 2018

Weekly litigation update — October 6, 2018

A shy frog becomes the center of attention at the Supreme Court This week the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in our Endangered Species Act case known as Weyerhaeuser Company v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service. The Court accepted the case to consider two questions. First, whether the federal government ...

September 29, 2018

Weekly litigation update — September 29, 2018

PLF attorney gives congressional testimony on ESA reform This week, PLF attorney Jonathan Wood testified before the House Natural Resource Committee, urging Congress to improve the Endangered Species Act to reduce unnecessary conflict and provide better incentives to restore habitat and recover species. Based on Jonathan's testimony, Congressman We ...

May 26, 2018

Weekly litigation report — May 26, 2018

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies Holding state administrative agencies accountable to the law Does "land owned or controlled by the Federal Government" include the ocean? PLF sues Seattle for banning new housing websites Democracy vouchers violate free speech PLF responds to Seattle's appeal in first-in-t ...

February 03, 2018

Weekly litigation update—February 3, 2018

A big WOTUS victory, three complaints filed in vaping lawsuit, and Utahns should not have to rely on the federal government to defend their access to public lands. ...

February 01, 2018

Utahns should not have to rely on the federal government to defend their access to public lands

PLF filed a reply brief in support of our clients' motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the reduction of the Bears Ears National Monument. ...

January 13, 2018

Weekly litigation update—January 13, 2018

PLF asks the Michigan Supreme Court to stop theft by tax collectors, the ongoing fight to defend public land access for all, and more U.S. Supreme Court activity. ...

September 27, 2017

Yes, Trump can revoke national monuments

The Washington Post has published my op-ed defending the President's power to revoke existing national monuments. Several months ago, President Trump ordered a review of the last 21 years of monument designations. For good reason, the evidence is indisputable that abuse of the monument power has been far worse the last few years. ...

August 26, 2017

Weekly litigation update — August 26, 2017

Progress on federal gray wolf delisting On August 23rd, we received a response from the Fish and Wildlife Service to our 60-day letter of intent to sue. It indicated that the recent lawsuits over the status of gray wolf populations in the Rocky Mountains and Great Lakes have somehow compromised their ability to move forward ...

August 24, 2017

Pacific Legal Foundation Applauds Administration’s Monument Review

The Department of Interior and Secretary Zinke announced the conclusion of an extensive, public review of national monuments. ...