Ninth Circuit remains hostile to free association for conservative groups

September 11, 2018 | By JEREMY TALCOTT

This morning the Ninth Circuit released this opinion in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra, a case about whether California can demand confidential donor forms from nonprofit organizations operating within the state. Twice the district court has found that the law violates  donors’ First Amendment rights of free speech and associ ...


My speech to the Federalist Society at the University of Michigan Law School

October 18, 2017 | By WENCONG FA

I recently spoke to the Federalist Society at the University of Michigan Law School about PLF’s cert petition in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky. In Mansky, we ask the Supreme Court to review a political apparel ban at polling places across Minnesota. The ban encompasses all sorts of apparel, from t-shirts that feature the logo … ...


PLF's Wen Fa speaks to the Conservative Republicans of San Joaquin County

May 26, 2017 | By WENCONG FA

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking to the Conservative Republicans of San Joaquin County. I discussed PLF’s latest efforts to protect the First Amendment rights of voters nationwide, something you’ll hear much more about next week. The speech centers around PLF client Andy Cilek, who was threatened with criminal and civil charges ...


PLF's Wen Fa speaks to West Valley Republican Women

February 24, 2017 | By WENCONG FA

Last week, I spoke to the West Valley Republican Women in San Jose about the work PLF is doing to advance liberty across the United States. In particular, I told the story of Bob Bennie, who was unjustly targeted for retaliation because he dared to share his political views. Although the Supreme Court denied review … ...


PLF's Wen Fa discusses Supreme Court cases with Tea Party in Placerville

September 23, 2015 | By WENCONG FA

I’ll be speaking tonight to the Tea Party in the Hills (located in Placerville) about important Supreme Court cases involving racial preferences in college admissions and Obamacare. Please join us at 7 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road Placerville, CA 95667. … ...


PLF's Wen Fa discusses litigating for liberty with Elk Grove Tea Party

August 11, 2015 | By WENCONG FA

I’ll be speaking at 7 p.m. tonight to the Elk Grove Tea Party about Pacific Legal Foundation’s efforts litigating for liberty from coast to coast. If you are in the area, please join us at the Holiday Inn at 9175 W. Stockton Blvd. Elk Grove, CA 95758. The speech will center around three topics that are … ...


Speaking at Florida Coastal School of Law today

March 05, 2015 | By MARK MILLER

I’m in Jacksonville today, speaking at noon with the Florida Coastal School of Law‘s Federalist Society chapter about Pacific Legal Foundation‘s work on behalf of liberty throughout the nation. Contrary to what you may have heard elsewhere recently, this event, like all other Federalist Society events, is not a secret! To the c ...


Shutdown shows why property rights matter

October 08, 2013 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

Under the auspices of the government “shutdown,” federal employees are barring many homeowners and entrepreneurs from their homes and businesses. Why? The homes and businesses are located on federal land. Thus the government claims a right to block their access since it can’t afford to provide services during a shutdown (except th ...


Defending the right to remain silent in the workplace

December 20, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

The new issue of Regulation magazine has my article about Knox v. SEIU and the First Amendment right of workers not to be forced to support political campaigns they disagree with. … ...