Coastal Commission Arguments

Author:  Paul Beard Last week, the California Court of Appeal in Orange County heard argument in McNamee v. California Coastal Commission, with a decision expected in the next 90 days or so.  The appeal challenges the California Coastal Commission’s denial … Continue reading

The “race” for stimulus money

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law by President Obama just over a year ago, on February 17, 2009.  The Recovery Act distributes $787 billion dollars through tax benefits, contracts, grants, loans and … Continue reading

PLF clients to appear on Fox News

Author: Joshua Thompson PLF Clients George and Sharlee McNamee will appear on the show Fox & Friends tomorrow morning, February 24, at 5:44 a.m., PST.  The McNamees own a beachfront home along Corona Del Mar Beach in Newport Beach, California.  They have … Continue reading

When the stakes are high, the L.A. Times ignores the problem

Author: Brandon Middleton According to the Los Angeles Times, the regulatory drought isn't a crisis worth solving: Though the west valley's farms are important to the state's economy, they are located in a naturally arid landscape that's unsuited to agriculture … Continue reading

Lewis v. Chicago: Chicago Fire Department douses claims of discrimination

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument today in Lewis v. City of Chicago. In this case, African-American fire department applicants sued the City of Chicago under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of … Continue reading