Legislating through friend of the court briefs

As many Pacific Legal Foundation employees have written about before, the power of administrative agencies has increased greatly over the last century. Many Americans are now subject to rules adopted not … ›

Ninth Circuit strikes a blow for judicial review of administrative agencies

This morning, the Ninth Circuit held that federal agencies cannot escape judicial scrutiny for illegal actions simply because they have violated the law before. In PLF’s sea otter case, we … ›

Extraterritorial state laws are unconstitutional

This morning, a divided panel of the Eighth Circuit held that a Minnesota law regulating greenhouse gas emissions beyond the state’s borders is invalid. This is a welcome result. PLF, … ›

FWC amends proposed regulations after PLF files challenge

In August, PLF filed a petition against the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on behalf of William Thomas, claiming that the FWC was stepping beyond its statutory authority … ›

Emails, tweets, & FAQs ? regulations

Todd Gaziano, Executive Director of PLF’s DC Center, co-authored this blogpost. Last week, Pacific Legal Foundation filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in support of … ›

News flash: people like beer

When Pacific Legal Foundation agreed to represent the Crafted Keg in its challenge to the State of Florida’s ban on craft-beer growlers, PLF had no idea of the attention that … ›

One Fish, Two Fish, Abuse of Power Fish?

William Kent Suter, Former Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, recently observed that the federal government had “lost four cases dealing with fundamental rights in unanimous decisions[,]” and that … ›

We’re number… eighteen?

This week the Fraser Institute released its Economic Freedom of the World: 2012 Annual Report. The announcement comes with good news and bad news.  The good news: the report is … ›

Everything’s illegal! Yes, even feeding the homeless

When government bureaucrats start shutting down lemonade stands and hassling five year olds for operating without a permit, you know we have a problem. When they make acts of charity … ›

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Legislating through friend of the court briefs

As many Pacific Legal Foundation employees have written about before, the power of administrative agencies has increased greatly over the last century. Many Americans are now subject to rules adopted not … ›

Ninth Circuit strikes a blow for judicial review of administrative agencies

This morning, the Ninth Circuit held that federal agencies cannot escape judicial scrutiny for illegal actions simply because they have violated the law before. In PLF’s sea otter case, we … ›

Extraterritorial state laws are unconstitutional

This morning, a divided panel of the Eighth Circuit held that a Minnesota law regulating greenhouse gas emissions beyond the state’s borders is invalid. This is a welcome result. PLF, … ›

FWC amends proposed regulations after PLF files challenge

In August, PLF filed a petition against the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on behalf of William Thomas, claiming that the FWC was stepping beyond its statutory authority … ›

Emails, tweets, & FAQs ? regulations

Todd Gaziano, Executive Director of PLF’s DC Center, co-authored this blogpost. Last week, Pacific Legal Foundation filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in support of … ›

News flash: people like beer

When Pacific Legal Foundation agreed to represent the Crafted Keg in its challenge to the State of Florida’s ban on craft-beer growlers, PLF had no idea of the attention that … ›

One Fish, Two Fish, Abuse of Power Fish?

William Kent Suter, Former Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, recently observed that the federal government had “lost four cases dealing with fundamental rights in unanimous decisions[,]” and that … ›

We’re number… eighteen?

This week the Fraser Institute released its Economic Freedom of the World: 2012 Annual Report. The announcement comes with good news and bad news.  The good news: the report is … ›

Everything’s illegal! Yes, even feeding the homeless

When government bureaucrats start shutting down lemonade stands and hassling five year olds for operating without a permit, you know we have a problem. When they make acts of charity … ›

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Legislating through friend of the court briefs

As many Pacific Legal Foundation employees have written about before, the power of administrative agencies has increased greatly over the last century. Many Americans are now subject to rules adopted not … ›

Ninth Circuit strikes a blow for judicial review of administrative agencies

This morning, the Ninth Circuit held that federal agencies cannot escape judicial scrutiny for illegal actions simply because they have violated the law before. In PLF’s sea otter case, we … ›

Extraterritorial state laws are unconstitutional

This morning, a divided panel of the Eighth Circuit held that a Minnesota law regulating greenhouse gas emissions beyond the state’s borders is invalid. This is a welcome result. PLF, … ›

FWC amends proposed regulations after PLF files challenge

In August, PLF filed a petition against the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on behalf of William Thomas, claiming that the FWC was stepping beyond its statutory authority … ›

Emails, tweets, & FAQs ? regulations

Todd Gaziano, Executive Director of PLF’s DC Center, co-authored this blogpost. Last week, Pacific Legal Foundation filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in support of … ›

News flash: people like beer

When Pacific Legal Foundation agreed to represent the Crafted Keg in its challenge to the State of Florida’s ban on craft-beer growlers, PLF had no idea of the attention that … ›

One Fish, Two Fish, Abuse of Power Fish?

William Kent Suter, Former Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, recently observed that the federal government had “lost four cases dealing with fundamental rights in unanimous decisions[,]” and that … ›

We’re number… eighteen?

This week the Fraser Institute released its Economic Freedom of the World: 2012 Annual Report. The announcement comes with good news and bad news.  The good news: the report is … ›

Everything’s illegal! Yes, even feeding the homeless

When government bureaucrats start shutting down lemonade stands and hassling five year olds for operating without a permit, you know we have a problem. When they make acts of charity … ›

Legislating through friend of the court briefs

As many Pacific Legal Foundation employees have written about before, the power of administrative agencies has increased greatly over the last century. Many Americans are now subject to rules adopted not … ›

Ninth Circuit strikes a blow for judicial review of administrative agencies

This morning, the Ninth Circuit held that federal agencies cannot escape judicial scrutiny for illegal actions simply because they have violated the law before. In PLF’s sea otter case, we … ›

Extraterritorial state laws are unconstitutional

This morning, a divided panel of the Eighth Circuit held that a Minnesota law regulating greenhouse gas emissions beyond the state’s borders is invalid. This is a welcome result. PLF, … ›

FWC amends proposed regulations after PLF files challenge

In August, PLF filed a petition against the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on behalf of William Thomas, claiming that the FWC was stepping beyond its statutory authority … ›

Emails, tweets, & FAQs ? regulations

Todd Gaziano, Executive Director of PLF’s DC Center, co-authored this blogpost. Last week, Pacific Legal Foundation filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in support of … ›

News flash: people like beer

When Pacific Legal Foundation agreed to represent the Crafted Keg in its challenge to the State of Florida’s ban on craft-beer growlers, PLF had no idea of the attention that … ›

One Fish, Two Fish, Abuse of Power Fish?

William Kent Suter, Former Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, recently observed that the federal government had “lost four cases dealing with fundamental rights in unanimous decisions[,]” and that … ›

We’re number… eighteen?

This week the Fraser Institute released its Economic Freedom of the World: 2012 Annual Report. The announcement comes with good news and bad news.  The good news: the report is … ›

Everything’s illegal! Yes, even feeding the homeless

When government bureaucrats start shutting down lemonade stands and hassling five year olds for operating without a permit, you know we have a problem. When they make acts of charity … ›