While Fish and Wildlife scoffs at the law, otters scarf urchins

“Shall implement.” To most of us, this is perfectly straightforward, mandatory language. But to overreaching bureaucrats at the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, “shall implement” is merely a suggestion … ›

Briefing complete in sea otter petition case

This week, we filed our reply brief in PLF’s challenge to the Service’s denial of a petition asking it to follow the law and implement protections for Southern California’s fishery. … ›

Weekly litigation report — July 16, 2016

Privacy and property rights  WOTUS at the Tenth Circuit District Court setback in anti-discrimination suit Procedural victory in Jaguar case Procedural victory from Ninth Circuit in sea otter case Defending … ›

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 … ›

Ninth Circuit oral argument in sea otter case

Last week, I argued PLF’s sea otter case before the Ninth Circuit. The issue before the Court is an essential one, that could have impacts far beyond this case: Can … ›

Oral argument in sea otter case

This Friday, May 6th, the Ninth Circuit will consider whether federal bureaucrats can escape judicial review of their illegal acts by pointing to their prior violations of the law. The … ›

Can agencies overrule Congress?

Today, PLF filed its opening brief in a challenge to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s denial of a petition demanding that the agency follow the law. This case centers on … ›

Adverse decision in sea otter case

Late Friday afternoon, the district court issued an adverse decision in PLF’s challenge to the termination of the sea otter management zone in Southern California. This zone was required under … ›

Can agencies ignore Congress and do whatever they want?

This week, PLF filed its final brief on the motion for summary judgment in the sea otter case. The case will be argued in L.A. on Sept. 21. Representing fishermen … ›

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While Fish and Wildlife scoffs at the law, otters scarf urchins

“Shall implement.” To most of us, this is perfectly straightforward, mandatory language. But to overreaching bureaucrats at the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, “shall implement” is merely a suggestion … ›

Briefing complete in sea otter petition case

This week, we filed our reply brief in PLF’s challenge to the Service’s denial of a petition asking it to follow the law and implement protections for Southern California’s fishery. … ›

Weekly litigation report — July 16, 2016

Privacy and property rights  WOTUS at the Tenth Circuit District Court setback in anti-discrimination suit Procedural victory in Jaguar case Procedural victory from Ninth Circuit in sea otter case Defending … ›

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 … ›

Ninth Circuit oral argument in sea otter case

Last week, I argued PLF’s sea otter case before the Ninth Circuit. The issue before the Court is an essential one, that could have impacts far beyond this case: Can … ›

Oral argument in sea otter case

This Friday, May 6th, the Ninth Circuit will consider whether federal bureaucrats can escape judicial review of their illegal acts by pointing to their prior violations of the law. The … ›

Can agencies overrule Congress?

Today, PLF filed its opening brief in a challenge to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s denial of a petition demanding that the agency follow the law. This case centers on … ›

Adverse decision in sea otter case

Late Friday afternoon, the district court issued an adverse decision in PLF’s challenge to the termination of the sea otter management zone in Southern California. This zone was required under … ›

Can agencies ignore Congress and do whatever they want?

This week, PLF filed its final brief on the motion for summary judgment in the sea otter case. The case will be argued in L.A. on Sept. 21. Representing fishermen … ›

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While Fish and Wildlife scoffs at the law, otters scarf urchins

“Shall implement.” To most of us, this is perfectly straightforward, mandatory language. But to overreaching bureaucrats at the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, “shall implement” is merely a suggestion … ›

Briefing complete in sea otter petition case

This week, we filed our reply brief in PLF’s challenge to the Service’s denial of a petition asking it to follow the law and implement protections for Southern California’s fishery. … ›

Weekly litigation report — July 16, 2016

Privacy and property rights  WOTUS at the Tenth Circuit District Court setback in anti-discrimination suit Procedural victory in Jaguar case Procedural victory from Ninth Circuit in sea otter case Defending … ›

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 … ›

Ninth Circuit oral argument in sea otter case

Last week, I argued PLF’s sea otter case before the Ninth Circuit. The issue before the Court is an essential one, that could have impacts far beyond this case: Can … ›

Oral argument in sea otter case

This Friday, May 6th, the Ninth Circuit will consider whether federal bureaucrats can escape judicial review of their illegal acts by pointing to their prior violations of the law. The … ›

Can agencies overrule Congress?

Today, PLF filed its opening brief in a challenge to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s denial of a petition demanding that the agency follow the law. This case centers on … ›

Adverse decision in sea otter case

Late Friday afternoon, the district court issued an adverse decision in PLF’s challenge to the termination of the sea otter management zone in Southern California. This zone was required under … ›

Can agencies ignore Congress and do whatever they want?

This week, PLF filed its final brief on the motion for summary judgment in the sea otter case. The case will be argued in L.A. on Sept. 21. Representing fishermen … ›

While Fish and Wildlife scoffs at the law, otters scarf urchins

“Shall implement.” To most of us, this is perfectly straightforward, mandatory language. But to overreaching bureaucrats at the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, “shall implement” is merely a suggestion … ›

Briefing complete in sea otter petition case

This week, we filed our reply brief in PLF’s challenge to the Service’s denial of a petition asking it to follow the law and implement protections for Southern California’s fishery. … ›

Weekly litigation report — July 16, 2016

Privacy and property rights  WOTUS at the Tenth Circuit District Court setback in anti-discrimination suit Procedural victory in Jaguar case Procedural victory from Ninth Circuit in sea otter case Defending … ›

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 … ›

Ninth Circuit oral argument in sea otter case

Last week, I argued PLF’s sea otter case before the Ninth Circuit. The issue before the Court is an essential one, that could have impacts far beyond this case: Can … ›

Oral argument in sea otter case

This Friday, May 6th, the Ninth Circuit will consider whether federal bureaucrats can escape judicial review of their illegal acts by pointing to their prior violations of the law. The … ›

Can agencies overrule Congress?

Today, PLF filed its opening brief in a challenge to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s denial of a petition demanding that the agency follow the law. This case centers on … ›

Adverse decision in sea otter case

Late Friday afternoon, the district court issued an adverse decision in PLF’s challenge to the termination of the sea otter management zone in Southern California. This zone was required under … ›

Can agencies ignore Congress and do whatever they want?

This week, PLF filed its final brief on the motion for summary judgment in the sea otter case. The case will be argued in L.A. on Sept. 21. Representing fishermen … ›