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August 15, 2017

PLF’s Markle critical habitat case draws broad amicus support

This week, business groups, associations, think tanks, and government entities all filed “friends of the court” amicus briefs supporting PLF in its high-profile Supreme Court case for property owners' rights, Markle v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. All thirteen of the amicus briefs, representing 19 different organizations and 18 di ...

April 19, 2016

Hawkes case continues to make the news

A number of publications continue to focus on Pacific Legal Foundation‘s recent oral argument at the Supreme Court of the United States in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc. First, TownHall.com published a column by Congressman Bob Gibbs of Ohio titled, Lifting the Burden of an Expansive Regulatory State. Congressman Gibbs f ...

March 31, 2016

"We are coming to you live from #SCOTUS…"

Well, we *were* coming to you live from the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States— yesterday, that is, after the Court heard oral argument in United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Company, Inc. You can watch a replay of the live webcast at this link. Further, you can hear a podcast that ...

March 29, 2016

PLF pays another visit to the Supreme Court

Tomorrow morning (Wednesday, March 30), lead environmental attorney for PLF, M. Reed Hopper, will argue on behalf of property rights, judicial review, and fairness when he represents Hawkes Company before the Supreme Court of the United States in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Company, Inc. After the oral argument, I will explain during a ...

March 24, 2016

Supreme Court oral argument less than a week away

Next Wednesday, Pacific Legal Foundation will argue U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Company, Inc., to the Supreme Court of the United States. Yesterday, the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office filed its Reply Brief in the case, likely the last paper either side will file before the oral argument. Reed Hopper leads the Hawkes team for ...

March 15, 2016

Federalist Society publishes Hawkes piece

Earlier today, the Federalist Society published a close look at the legal issue the Supreme Court of the United States will consider later this month in Pacific Legal Foundation‘s Hawkes case. The piece, written by PLF principal attorney Damien Schiff and yours truly, is called U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc.: Wetlands Juri ...

March 02, 2016

Amicus briefs filed in the Hawkes case

Fourteen Fifteen Sixteen different amicus briefs, on behalf of well more than fifty organizations and individuals, including twenty-nine states, were filed today at the Supreme Court of the United States in support of Pacific Legal Foundation client Hawkes Company, Inc. Conversely, this is how many organizations and states filed amicus briefs s ...

February 24, 2016

PLF files Respondents' Brief in Hawkes

Today, Pacific Legal Foundation filed its Respondents’ Brief on the merits in United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc. The Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in the case on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. PLF advances property rights cases for Supreme Court review in order to protect the constitutional ...

February 23, 2011

The polar bear is thriving, not "threatened!"

Author: Natasha Greer Today PLF Principal Attorney M. Reed Hopper is presenting an oral argument in the consolidated challenges to the ESA listing of the polar bear. ...

August 28, 2009

PLF says water regs go too far

Author: Harold Johnson In this comprehensive article, PLF attorney, M. Reed Hopper, critiques the Clean Water Restoration Act pending in Congress.  He exposes the misconceptions on  which the Act is based and argues the Act far exceeds congressional power.  Contrary to common belief and longstanding constitutional principles ...