Supreme Court win for PLF opens way to challenge EPA land grab

February 02, 2018 | By TONY FRANCOIS

We will now be able to proceed to the merits of the case, with high hopes for success in getting this illegal land grab thrown out. … ...


Weekly litigation report — December 17, 2016

December 17, 2016 | By JAMES BURLING

PLF opposes slanted view of the First Amendment PLF opposes First Amendment retaliation EPA licensing scheme gone wrong Beach case review dismissed WOTUS update PLF opposes slanted view of the First Amendment PLF filed this amicus brief with the Supreme Court in The Slants case, aka Lee v. Tam. By appropriating a demeaning epithet for the … ...


US Senator Grassley speaks on PLF client John Duarte's fight with federal wetland enforcers

February 26, 2016 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Yesterday, February 25, United States Senator Chuck Grassley (R – Iowa) took to the floor of the Senate Chamber to inform his colleagues about PLF client John Duarte’s ongoing battle against the Army Corps of Engineers over federal claims that Duarte Nursery needed an expensive and onerous federal permit simply to plow its fields. Senat ...


PLF's Tony Francois discusses Duarte Nursery case on air with Modesto AM 1360's Trevor Carey

January 05, 2016 | By TONY FRANCOIS

This afternoon I joined Trevor Carey on AM 1360 in Modesto, California, to talk about Pacific Legal Foundation’s due process and retaliation case on behalf of Duarte Nursery against the Army Corps of Engineers. We also talked about PLF’s legal challenge to the EPA’s new “waters of the United States” regulation, under w ...


President's weekly report — October 16, 2015

October 16, 2015 | By ROB RIVETT

Public trust doctrine in Indiana We filed this amicus brief in Gunderson v. Indiana, a case where the state and local governments are asserting a public trust in land between Lake Michigan’s water line and a new, and largely fictional, administratively created “ordinary high water mark.”  Because of this new-found assertion, loca ...


President's weekly report — October 9, 2015

October 09, 2015 | By ROB RIVETT

WOTUS rule stayed! The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed EPA’s infamous Waters of the United States rule today.  While the court still has yet to decide whether it actually has jurisdiction over the challenges brought to the rule (as opposed to the challenges starting in various federal district courts around the nation where separate  ...