President's weekly report — October 26, 2012

October 26, 2012 | By ROB RIVETT

This week has been marked by our work on the Fish and Wildlife Service’s regulation of endangered species — regulation that is often too harsh and, more importantly, in violation of the law. Environmental Law — Endangered Species Petition We filed this 60-day notice to sue with the Fish and Wildlife Service over the Services fa ...


PLF sues fish and wildlife service to compel it to do its job

March 29, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

This week, PLF filed suit against the United States Fish & Wildlife Service, after the Service delayed delisting two species, and down-listing another, for more than five years.   The Service has known that these three species should be reclassified based on its own 5-year status reviews, published in the Federal Register in March 2008.   ...


President's weekly report — March 29, 2013

March 29, 2013 | By ROB RIVETT

Individual Rights — School Choice Victory We had a nice victory from the Indiana Supreme Court when it upheld in Meredith v. Pence that state’s school choice program. As we’ve explained, this is a great victory for school choice because Indiana’s program is expansive and the teacher-funded attack on that state’s vouche ...


PLF suit leads to proposed downlisting for tidewater goby

March 12, 2014 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Tomorrow the United States Fish and Wildlife Service will propose reclassifying the Tidewater Goby from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act, after concluding, among other factors, that various concerns that led to the original listing are not as significant as originally thought. This proposal, similar to recent proposals to d ...


President's weekly report — March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014 | By ROB RIVETT

Property Rights — Supreme Court Victory! The United States Supreme Court handed down an 8 – 1 victory in Brandt v. United States, a case brought and argued by our allies at Mountain States Legal Foundation.  As explained more in our blog here and in our amicus brief,  Brandt involved an attempt by the United States … ...