President’s weekly report — November 30, 2012

Environment — Endangered Caribou The United States Fish & Wildlife Service announced a drastic (and well-justified) reduction in critical habitat for the Selkirk Caribou from 375,000 to approximately 30,000 acres, based largely on the fact that the caribou do not … Continue reading

Local news covers Koontz’s property rights battle

Fox News in Orlando ran this story about our U.S. Supreme Court case, Koontz v. St. John’s River Water Management District. The reporter provides one of the best summaries of the case I have heard:  the district said, before you can use … Continue reading

States stiffen resistance to Obama Administration’s increasingly unpopular health care scheme

Arizona and Michigan have joined the list of states refusing to establish health insurance “exchanges.” These “exchanges” are the devices used to implement the Individual Mandate; although they’re supposed to look enough like actual markets to fool people, in reality … Continue reading

The California Supreme Court gets it right in Proposition 13 case

In light of the Court’s recent, disappointing decision in the Pacific Palisades Coastal Commission case, it’s encouraging to note when the Court got it right in Young v. Schmidt.  This was the case brought by former UCLA Chancellor Charles Young challenging Proposition … Continue reading

Koontz receives broad support in his fight to protect property rights

Last month, I explained how the U.S. Supreme Court case, Koontz v. St. John’s River Water Management District, has the potential to affect every property owner across the nation. As it turns out, people were listening. Yesterday, our client, Coy … Continue reading

Michigan AG files cert. petition two weeks after Proposal 2 decision

That was fast!  After the Sixth Circuit’s horrendous decision striking down Michigan’s equal rights amendment two weeks ago, the Michigan Attorney General filed this certiorari petition yesterday to ask the Supreme Court to take up the case.  Kudos to the AG’s office for … Continue reading

The best commercial of 2012, or, “who’s afraid of commercial speech?”

A few days ago, AdWeek named this the best commercial of 2012. For about half a century now, the Supreme Court has allowed government to restrict the expressive rights of business owners under the theory of “commercial speech.” The idea … Continue reading