Should the public trust doctrine be expanded to the use of groundwater?

This morning PLF filed this amicus brief in the California Court of Appeal for the Third District in support of the County of Siskiyou. We asked the Court of Appeal … ›

Justices skeptical of Park Service's power to regulate private and state property

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in Sturgeon v. Frost, in which the issue is whether the National Park Service can regulate activity on property … ›

Supreme Court justices consider National Park Service control of private and state property

It is ice cold under sunny skies in the nation’s capitol today, as Washington DC braces for yet another storm of the century this coming weekend. It is a fitting … ›

PLF gives the Forest Service credit where it is due

We have written (and litigated) at length about the errors of the United States Forest Service, whether that be on forest access, ongoing water rights infringements, or the fire risk that … ›

During 800th anniversary of magna carta, pundit complains property rights are medieval

In a guest column in today’s major Sacramento printed news product, Christopher Thornburg complains that California’s water rights system is inherited from medieval England. He is not really correct about that. California … ›

Victory for California water rights builds on PLF's Duarte case

In the course of California’s long drought, state regulators have taken ever more aggressive measures to gain control of local and private water supplies, under cover of emergency declarations from Governor … ›

President's weekly report — June 5, 2015

 Lawsuit abuse — Filing without injury PLF filed this letter brief asking the California Supreme Court to review of Animal Legal Defense Fund v. LT Napa Partners—which PLF asked the Supreme … ›

California court of appeal rules for double regulation of water rights

Today the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse ruling in Siskiyou County Farm Bureau v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife, in a decision that will likely subject all … ›

President's weekly report — May 1, 2015

On the cusp of victory in Florida — In large part due to the publicity from our “growler” case, Crafted Keg v. Lawson, the Florida legislature has repealed the ban … ›

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Should the public trust doctrine be expanded to the use of groundwater?

This morning PLF filed this amicus brief in the California Court of Appeal for the Third District in support of the County of Siskiyou. We asked the Court of Appeal … ›

Justices skeptical of Park Service's power to regulate private and state property

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in Sturgeon v. Frost, in which the issue is whether the National Park Service can regulate activity on property … ›

Supreme Court justices consider National Park Service control of private and state property

It is ice cold under sunny skies in the nation’s capitol today, as Washington DC braces for yet another storm of the century this coming weekend. It is a fitting … ›

PLF gives the Forest Service credit where it is due

We have written (and litigated) at length about the errors of the United States Forest Service, whether that be on forest access, ongoing water rights infringements, or the fire risk that … ›

During 800th anniversary of magna carta, pundit complains property rights are medieval

In a guest column in today’s major Sacramento printed news product, Christopher Thornburg complains that California’s water rights system is inherited from medieval England. He is not really correct about that. California … ›

Victory for California water rights builds on PLF's Duarte case

In the course of California’s long drought, state regulators have taken ever more aggressive measures to gain control of local and private water supplies, under cover of emergency declarations from Governor … ›

President's weekly report — June 5, 2015

 Lawsuit abuse — Filing without injury PLF filed this letter brief asking the California Supreme Court to review of Animal Legal Defense Fund v. LT Napa Partners—which PLF asked the Supreme … ›

California court of appeal rules for double regulation of water rights

Today the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse ruling in Siskiyou County Farm Bureau v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife, in a decision that will likely subject all … ›

President's weekly report — May 1, 2015

On the cusp of victory in Florida — In large part due to the publicity from our “growler” case, Crafted Keg v. Lawson, the Florida legislature has repealed the ban … ›

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Should the public trust doctrine be expanded to the use of groundwater?

This morning PLF filed this amicus brief in the California Court of Appeal for the Third District in support of the County of Siskiyou. We asked the Court of Appeal … ›

Justices skeptical of Park Service's power to regulate private and state property

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in Sturgeon v. Frost, in which the issue is whether the National Park Service can regulate activity on property … ›

Supreme Court justices consider National Park Service control of private and state property

It is ice cold under sunny skies in the nation’s capitol today, as Washington DC braces for yet another storm of the century this coming weekend. It is a fitting … ›

PLF gives the Forest Service credit where it is due

We have written (and litigated) at length about the errors of the United States Forest Service, whether that be on forest access, ongoing water rights infringements, or the fire risk that … ›

During 800th anniversary of magna carta, pundit complains property rights are medieval

In a guest column in today’s major Sacramento printed news product, Christopher Thornburg complains that California’s water rights system is inherited from medieval England. He is not really correct about that. California … ›

Victory for California water rights builds on PLF's Duarte case

In the course of California’s long drought, state regulators have taken ever more aggressive measures to gain control of local and private water supplies, under cover of emergency declarations from Governor … ›

President's weekly report — June 5, 2015

 Lawsuit abuse — Filing without injury PLF filed this letter brief asking the California Supreme Court to review of Animal Legal Defense Fund v. LT Napa Partners—which PLF asked the Supreme … ›

California court of appeal rules for double regulation of water rights

Today the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse ruling in Siskiyou County Farm Bureau v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife, in a decision that will likely subject all … ›

President's weekly report — May 1, 2015

On the cusp of victory in Florida — In large part due to the publicity from our “growler” case, Crafted Keg v. Lawson, the Florida legislature has repealed the ban … ›

Should the public trust doctrine be expanded to the use of groundwater?

This morning PLF filed this amicus brief in the California Court of Appeal for the Third District in support of the County of Siskiyou. We asked the Court of Appeal … ›

Justices skeptical of Park Service's power to regulate private and state property

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in Sturgeon v. Frost, in which the issue is whether the National Park Service can regulate activity on property … ›

Supreme Court justices consider National Park Service control of private and state property

It is ice cold under sunny skies in the nation’s capitol today, as Washington DC braces for yet another storm of the century this coming weekend. It is a fitting … ›

PLF gives the Forest Service credit where it is due

We have written (and litigated) at length about the errors of the United States Forest Service, whether that be on forest access, ongoing water rights infringements, or the fire risk that … ›

During 800th anniversary of magna carta, pundit complains property rights are medieval

In a guest column in today’s major Sacramento printed news product, Christopher Thornburg complains that California’s water rights system is inherited from medieval England. He is not really correct about that. California … ›

Victory for California water rights builds on PLF's Duarte case

In the course of California’s long drought, state regulators have taken ever more aggressive measures to gain control of local and private water supplies, under cover of emergency declarations from Governor … ›

President's weekly report — June 5, 2015

 Lawsuit abuse — Filing without injury PLF filed this letter brief asking the California Supreme Court to review of Animal Legal Defense Fund v. LT Napa Partners—which PLF asked the Supreme … ›

California court of appeal rules for double regulation of water rights

Today the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse ruling in Siskiyou County Farm Bureau v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife, in a decision that will likely subject all … ›

President's weekly report — May 1, 2015

On the cusp of victory in Florida — In large part due to the publicity from our “growler” case, Crafted Keg v. Lawson, the Florida legislature has repealed the ban … ›