Weekly litigation report — May 26, 2018

May 26, 2018 | By JAMES BURLING

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies Holding state administrative agencies accountable to the law Does “land owned or controlled by the Federal Government” include the ocean? PLF sues Seattle for banning new housing websites Democracy vouchers violate free speech PLF responds to Seattle’s ap ...


Weekly litigation report—December 2, 2017

December 02, 2017 | By JAMES BURLING

Motion for summary judgment to be filed in Minerva Dairy, PLF testifies before Congress on WOTUS, and the California Supreme Court upholds compulsory interest arbitration for agricultural employers. … ...


Weekly litigation report — April 15, 2017

April 15, 2017 | By JAMES BURLING

Opposition to Assembly Bill that would gut protections for coastal homeowners Golden parakeet should fly off endangered species list Taxpayer victory in San Diego over union objections Notice of appeal filed in cap-and-trade case Public trust case goes to the Indiana Supreme Court Opposing government-sanctioned trespass in Florida Florida Supreme C ...


PLF comments on Coastal Commission's sea-level rise scheme

July 13, 2015 | By J. DAVID BREEMER

For the last several years, the California Coastal Commission has been preparing a document called the Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance. This document is intended to compel local governments and the CCC itself to take into account computer projections on potential sea level rise when making decisions about coastal property in California. It encou ...


Do you have the right to protect your property from storms and erosion?

December 04, 2013 | By JENNIFER THOMPSON

Yes, according to the California Constitution and other state laws.  But sadly, residents in California’s coastal zone must constantly defend that right against the Coastal Commission and local governments.  The Commission is convinced that protecting bluff-top coastal property from storms and erosion—by building seawalls or other “ ...