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October 07, 2017

Weekly litigation update — October 7, 2017

New lawsuit challenging ESA overreach WOTUS at SCOTUS on Wednesday An end to mobilehome park fight in Palo Alto Opposing another legislative tax-limitation end-run, this time in Arizona Motion for Judgment attacking unconstitutional permit fees New lawsuit challenging ESA overreach This week we filed a complaint challenging the 2016 biological opin ...

March 20, 2017

Media coverage of Supreme Court oral argument in Murr v. State of Wisconsin

This morning, the historic property rights case of Murr v. State of Wisconsin and St. Croix County was argued at the Supreme Court by John M. Groen, PLF’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Listen to our Courting Liberty podcast on the events of the day, watch our post argument press conference video from the steps ...

April 11, 2016

PLF files opening brief at Supreme Court in Murr v. Wisconsin

Pacific Legal Foundation today filed its Petitioners' Brief on the Merits in this case pending before the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court granted review on January 15th, 2016, and oral argument will be held in early October. A specific oral argument date has not yet been set.  A copy of the Petition ...

April 23, 2015

Supreme Court hears argument in raisin takings case

The Supreme Court yesterday heard oral argument in the "raisin takings case," Horne v. United States Department of Agriculture. As we have previously explained, the Department of Agriculture brought an enforcement action against California raisin farmers Marvin and Laura Horne when they refused to transfer a significant portion of their raisins to ...

March 25, 2015

Supreme Court issues decision in Alabama redistricting cases

This morning, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the combined Alabama redistricting cases – Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama and Alabama Democratic Conference vs. Alabama. PLF filed this amicus brief before the Court. The plaintiffs in these cases challenged Alabama's 2010 redistricting plan as an unconstitutional racial gerr ...

May 19, 2014

Pacific Legal Foundation files amicus brief supporting Drakes Bay Oyster Company's Supreme Court petition

How many Americans own property, or own or work at a business, which relies on a federal permit of some kind? Probably millions. For example, tens of thousands of cattle ranches hold permits to graze on federal land in the Western United States. Thousands of hotels and other businesses operate in units of the National ...

April 04, 2013

PLF: "All-star" impact in the Supreme Court

SCOTUSBlog has announced the results of its survey of the impact of friend-of-the-court briefs by organizations across the country. We're very proud to learn that Pacific Legal Foundation ranks third in the nation, and first among constitutionally-oriented organizations in terms of its influence at the "cert. stage." Here's what that means: unlike ...

June 08, 2012

Florida "takings" victim seeks help from the U.S. Supreme Court

Attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the takings case of their client, Coy Koontz Jr. as representative of his father's estate. Before Coy Koontz Sr. died, he was blocked from developing commercial property that he owned in Orange County, because of confiscatory and unconstitutional demands by the St. Jo ...

March 21, 2012

Sackett reaction: Enviros need to better coordinate their spin

Earlier today I remarked how the Natural Resources Defense Council completely botched its analysis of this morning’s decision in Sackett v. EPA. Among other things, NRDC oddly suggested that the Supreme Court “did not give anyone a license to pollute,” as if the Sacketts’ mere request for judicial review of EPA’s egreg ...