President’s Report – April 4, 2014

Property Rights – California Coastal Commission We reported last week that the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse decision in SDS Family Trust v. CCC, based on its misunderstanding of the facts related to when the family challenged the … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — March 28, 2014

Endangered Species Act — Saving Lolita  PLF filed this comment letter on the attempt by some radical greens to exploit Lolita, or at least to evict this Killer Whale from Miami’s Seaquarium , where she has been thriving for thirty years.  Her … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — March 21, 2014

High-Speed Rail Bonds and the California Fantasy Train We filed this answer to the State’s petition for alternative writ of mandate in High Speed Rail Authority v. Superior Court.  When the voters approved California’s high-speed rail project a few years … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — March 14, 2014

Property Rights — Supreme Court Victory! The United States Supreme Court handed down an 8 – 1 victory in Brandt v. United States, a case brought and argued by our allies at Mountain States Legal Foundation.  As explained more in … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — March 7, 2014

Economic Liberty Project — Nevada Says “NO” to Out-of-State Private Eyes We filed our complaint this week in Castillo v. Ingram , challenging Nevada’s new rules that forbid private investigators from working in that state unless they have a brick … Continue reading

We’re blowing out the candles!

On this date 41 years ago, Pacific Legal Foundation was founded in Sacramento as America’s first freedom-based public interest legal organization. Drawing inspiration from then-Governor Ronald Reagan, several members of his senior staff left public service to establish PLF. “On … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — February 6, 2014

Economic Liberty — Movin’ on up in Kentucky We had this great federal district court victory this week in Bruner v. Zawacki.  This was our challenge to Kentucky’s anticonsumer and anticompetitive law that gave existing moving companies a veto over new competitors.  As … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — January 31, 2014

Environment — Right to challenge wetlands designation mistake We filed this opposition to the federal government’s motion to dismiss our case against the government in Duarte Nursery v. United States Army Corps of Engineers.  That’s the case where the Corps ordered John … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — January 17, 2014

Property Rights — United States Supreme Court The Supreme Court heard oral argument this week in Brandt v. United States, a case in which the United States is trying to argue that abandoned railroad easements are not, in fact, easements.  … Continue reading