Feds and NRDC file responsive briefs in 9th Circuit delta smelt litigation

In the continuing 9th Circuit litigation over Judge Wanger’s decision to invalidate the 2008 delta smelt biological opinion, the federal government and the Natural Resources Defense Council on Friday filed briefs in response to earlier filings made by water users and the … Continue reading

PLF files brief in Proposition 13 case

Yesterday, PLF filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Young v. Schmidt.  This is the case that challenges Proposition 13’s requirement that all new taxes imposed by the state Legislature pass by a two-thirds vote.  As discussed, Charles Young—the plaintiff in the … Continue reading

Court will hear PLF challenge to Missouri’s moving monopoly

St. Louis, MO.; April 26, 2012 — Tomorrow morning (April 27), PLF Principal Attorney Timothy Sandefur will present arguments in federal court challenging the constitutionality of a Missouri law that requires an entrepreneur to essentially get permission from his or … Continue reading

Coverage of PLF’s Supreme Court brief in school redistricting case

The Mainline Media News published an excellent article regarding PLF’s amicus brief in the case Student Does v. Lower Merion School District. As the article explains, the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania targeted a neighborhood for redistricting because of … Continue reading

The recreational fishermen go to court

Tomorrow, I will be in court representing the California Association for Recreational Fishing in their lawsuit against the California Department of Fish & Game.  The suit challenges onerous regulations that the Department is imposing on private fish stocking throughout the … Continue reading

States resisting the feds—immigration and Obamacare

The Supreme Court today heard oral arguments about Arizona’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration. That state’s law gives police officers the duty to check identification and take other steps to enforce federal immigration laws which, the state argues, … Continue reading