Seattle declares war on privacy

July 16, 2015 | By BRIAN HODGES

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 … ...


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

July 29, 2015 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

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 ...