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November 06, 2017

The Supreme Court should restore federalism to its rightful place. Utah’s prairie dogs depend on it.

This weekend, Senator Mike Lee of Utah and I had an article in the Wall Street Journal urging the Supreme Court to hear People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. ...

January 27, 2017

WSJ columnist strongly endorses PLF idea to kill bad regulations

In her most recent column, Kimberly Strassel writes that an idea I've been promoting is a "Regulatory Game Changer" that would allow Congress to "overrule Obama regulations going back to 2009." This is incredibly flattering praise from Strassel, who is a Bradley Prize winner and author of the Potomac Watch column every Friday for The ...

January 03, 2017

Obama cannot extend his rule indefinitely: how Trump can reverse Obama’s midnight land grabs

Last weekend, The Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed that Professor John Yoo and I wrote to answer the White House's claim that Trump can't reverse President Obama's recent proclamations that lock up millions of acres of public land from reasonable public uses. Yoo and I plan to publish an expanded paper on our study ...

September 10, 2015

The lesson of the Animas River spill

In the Wall Street Journal, attorney and former high-ranking EPA official Bill Wehrum has an op-ed $ arguing that the Animas River spill shouldn’t lead to criminal punishment, but neither should similar accidents caused by private companies. As you’ll undoubtedly recall, last month workers for EPA accidentally breached an abandoned mine ...

May 21, 2013

There is no longer any black/white racial gap in voting

Readers of this blog know that PLF has been heavily involved in Shelby County v. Holder — a case currently pending before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  PLF believes that the law has outlived its purpose, and that it forces “covered” jurisdictions to engage in uncon ...

June 21, 2011

An "oops" from the Wall Street Journal

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Yesterday I reported on the Supreme Court's decision in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, in which the high court held that the plaintiffs' federal common law public nuisance lawsuits based on the defendants' greenhouse gas emissions were statutorily "displaced" by Congress's enact ...