Coral Construction set for hearing before the CA Supreme Court


Author: Joshua Thompson After nearly three years, the California Supreme Court has set a date for oral argument in Coral Construction v. City and County of San Francisco.  The argument will be held May 4, 2010, at 9 pm in San Francisco. PLF Principal Attorney Sharon Browne will be arguing the case for the petitioners. … ...


Coverage of Coral Construction argument


Author: Joshua Thompson Yesterday PLF's Sharon Browne argued before the California Supreme Court in Coral Construction v. City and County of San Francisco.  The court was deciding on the constitutionality of Proposition 209 — California's landmark constitutional amendment that prohibits both discrimination and preferences on the ...


A win for equality under the law


Author: Joshua Thompson Three years after accepting review, the California Supreme Court, in a 6-1 decision, rejected the City and County of San Francisco's attempt to get Proposition 209 declared unconstitutional.  In Coral Construction v. City and County of San Francisco, PLF challenged a City and County of San Francisco con ...


President's Weekly Report – October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012 | By ROB RIVETT

Environment — Endangered Species and Ancient Habitat The States District Court for the District of Columbia dealt a blow to the Center for Biological Diversity’s continuing quest to shepherd western civilization back to the paleolithic in Colorado Cutthroat Trout v. Salazar.   CBD had sued the Fish and Wildlife Service arguing that th ...


PLF attorneys return to San Francisco to fight against government discrimination

February 20, 2013 | By RALPH KASARDA

After numerous continuances by the opposing party and by the court itself, PLF attorneys will be back in San Francisco County Superior Court tomorrow for oral argument on the cross-motions for summary judgment in the case called Coral Construction v. City and County of San Francisco.   At the hearing, attorneys for San Francisco will attempt  ...


I left my speech rights when I entered San Francisco

May 10, 2013 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

San Francisco city attorney Dennis Herrera has decided that Monster energy drinks are bad for you.  He’s also decided that Monster has to broadcast that message to its consumers. Mere months after ending its battle with cell phone purveyors, the City of San Francisco is embroiled in another commercial speech fight.  This week, the Office & ...


SF orders landlords to pay off tenants when taking property off the rental market

May 22, 2014 | By J. DAVID BREEMER

The famous 1962 tune by Tony Bennett suggested we leave our “heart” in San Francisco. But today, if you live by the Bay, you should expect to give up your wallet and your property rights, too. This is apparent from San Francisco’s newest rental property ordinance, which seeks to punish landlords who exercise their state … ...


Zoning people out of cities

August 11, 2014 | By JONATHAN WOOD

A recent New York Times article reports that Americans are moving in droves from expensive, highly centralized cities to cities with more affordable housing. In the last ten years, the number of people who moved more than 500 miles cited the cost of housing as their main motivation. Large cities on the eastern seaboard and … ...


Court to hold hearing on SF’s new tenant payment requirement

August 18, 2014 | By J. DAVID BREEMER

On July 24, 2014, Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) attorneys filed a complaint in federal court on behalf of Daniel and Maria Levin (Levins) and several other plaintiffs challenging San Francisco’s new Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance.  The Levins and other property owners want to stop being landlords so they can use their property fo ...