President’s Weekly Update — September 28, 2012

It’s been another busy week.  Let’s jump right to the cases. Economic Liberty Project — Freedom of Contract We filed our amicus brief in Sanchez v. Valencia Holdings in the California Supreme Court. In this case, Mr. Gil Sanchez claims … Continue reading

The Euclidean Theory of constitutional interpretation

Some important insights are so clear and free of qualification that after their discovery they seem too obvious to have been disputed.  Think of “the earth is round” or “objects in motion tend to stay in motion unless a force … Continue reading

Sackett and Constitution Day

Last week,  I spoke on a panel at Cato’s annual Constitution Day conference.  The panel’s focus was the Supreme Court’s recently completed term, viewed from a property rights perspective.  I spoke on Sackett and the decision’s significance for Clean Water … Continue reading

Florida town council targets property owners for regulatory taking (or bankruptcy)

Simone and Lyder Johnson intimately know why individuals need steadfast protection against government power. Their case, which they won at the trial level, will soon be heard by the Florida Court of Appeal.  In Pacetta, LLC v. Town of Ponce … Continue reading

PLF’s brief in Fisher called “most persuasive overall”

The Weekly Standard ran an article this week on the twenty or so briefs that were filed on behalf of Abigail Fisher in her challenge to the University of Texas’s race-based admissions policy.  The article finds PLF’s brief, which was … Continue reading

“The Clean Water Act: A Problem With A Solution”

The American Conservation Ethic was put forward in 1996.  This was a statement of principles based on individual liberty, private property rights, and free markets that could serve to guide the development of national environmental policy.  To advance these principles, … Continue reading