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July 29, 2015

Composting v. Constitution–Townhall runs op-ed on trash snooping

An op-ed on PLF’s lawsuit against the City of Seattle for unconstitutional trash surveillance appeared today on The op-ed explains how the City’s composting mandate is enforced through weekly searches of the trash cans of every resident and business in the City. This kind of intrusion into private affairs does not compor ...

July 22, 2015

Courting Liberty podcast on Bonesteel v. Seattle

On behalf of a group of concerned local residents, PLF is challenging Seattle's food-waste law for treating key freedoms as disposable. The new law violates privacy and due process rights by commissioning garbage collectors to engage in intrusive surveillance of people's trash. Click here to listen to host Harold Johnson discuss the upcoming suit ...

July 16, 2015

Seattle declares war on privacy

The city fired its first shot in January, when it adopted a regulation that penalizes residents if they dispose of recyclables or food waste in their garbage cans. How can that be a bad thing, you ask? After all, who doesn't want to reduce the amount of waste that could be recycled or composted? Look closer ...