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March 03, 2018

Weekly litigation update — March 3, 2018

Supreme Court oral argument in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky Ninth Circuit: Unelected bureaucrats can do whatever they want, no matter what the law or facts say. See Chevron. Santa Barbara Fights to Keep its Home Inspection Program. Balancing the Rights of Washington's Citizens Supreme Court oral argument in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansk ...

November 19, 2016

Weekly litigation report — November 19, 2016

Special taxes Endangered species — otters and urchins Guilty until proven innocent Separation of powers  Special taxes We filed our petition for review in Building Industry Association of the Bay Area v. City of San Ramon. This is the case where San Ramon has put all undeveloped properties into a “special district” so it can ...

April 08, 2016

President's weekly report — April 8, 2016

Endangered species — California Sea Otters 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 in California Sea Urchin Commission v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service. This case centers on a compromise that Congress struck between the Service, ...

September 25, 2015

President's weekly report — September 25, 2015

Supreme Court and wetlands determinations — again? After we won Sackett on the question whether a landowner is entitled to judicial review of a wetlands ruling before facing ruinous penalties and permitting costs we had hoped the federal government would get the message.  It hasn’t.  So now we have two new petitions before the Suprem ...

March 07, 2014

President's weekly report — March 7, 2014

Economic Liberty Project — Nevada Says “NO” to Out-of-State Private Eyes We filed our complaint this week in Castillo v. Ingram , challenging Nevada’s new rules that forbid private investigators from working in that state unless they have a brick and mortar office located within Nevada.  Troy Castillo put in 29 years of ser ...