Briefing complete in challenge to access regulation

March 22, 2017 | By WENCONG FA

We recently filed our Ninth Circuit reply brief in Cedar Point Nursery v. Gould. The case involves a challenge to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board’s access regulation, which allows union activists to invade private property for three hours a day and 120 days per year. In its opposition brief, the ALRB argued that the access regulation ...


Will the Supreme Court's second Horne decision undermine Williamson County ripeness?

April 29, 2015 | By CHRIS KIESER

One issue that has received little attention following the oral argument in Horne v. United States Department of Agriculture is the question of what the Hornes’ remedy should be if they prevail. Readers will recall that the Supreme Court last Wednesday considered a depression-era law requiring raisin farmers, like plaintiffs Marvin and Laura ...


Bad decision for water rights

March 07, 2013 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Last week, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, in Casitas Municipal Water District v. United States, dismissed as unripe the plaintiff district’s takings claim.  (PLF submitted an amicus brief supporting the district).  The case arose out of the district’s operation of the Ventura River Project.  In 2003, the National Marine Fisher ...


Is the federal government shifting the focus in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission?

September 21, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

As the October 3, 2012, argument date draws closer in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, the issues that the U.S. Supreme Court will likely have to decide are becoming more focused. Somewhat surprisingly, the central question in this case—whether a physical invasion of private property must continue permanently to take property within the meani ...


More briefs, fewer answers in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

September 04, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

Last week, I reported that the federal government’s merits brief in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission shed very little light on the question whether recurring flood invasions must continue permanently to take property within the meaning of the Takings Clause. Unfortunately, the two amicus briefs filed in support of the federal government of ...


U.S. Supreme Court set to determine viability of temporary physical takings

July 10, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

Last week, PLF attorneys filed an amicus brief on behalf of PLF, the Cato Institute, and Atlantic Legal Foundation in one of the most significant Takings Clause cases to reach the U.S. Supreme Court in recent years.  The case, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States, asks whether a temporary physical invasion of private … ...