If you like your oyster farm, you can keep it

December 05, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Until the Secretary of the Interior decides that your coastal business is worth more to the public dead than alive. Frequent Liberty Blog readers are familiar with our coverage of Drake’s Bay Oyster Company, in its legal battle to renew the permits it needs to remain in business on Drakes Estero within Point Reyes National … ...


Ninth Circuit fails to protect Drakes Bay Oyster Company from government abuse

September 13, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Liberty Blog readers will be familiar with the ongoing courtroom battle between Drakes Bay Oyster Company and the Department of the Interior, over whether the oyster farm can remain in business at its historic location within Point Reyes National Seashore.  The Interior Secretary denied the company a permit renewal last November, after which the f ...


Ninth circuit hears argument on whether interior secretary is above the law

May 14, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Today, in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Drakes Bay Oyster Company presents its case for enjoining the Secretary of the Interior and the National Park Service from destroying its business before its legal claims can even be heard in court.  You can follow my live tweet from today’s oral argument on twitter @TonyFrancoisEsq, #SaveDBOC, ...