Federal Circuit: residual value does not defeat a takings claim

Monday, the Federal Circuit issued a very good decision for property rights in Lost Tree Village Corp. v. United States. In this case, Lost Tree Village Corp. (Lost Tree) wanted to build a residential development on about five acres of … Continue reading

Why America’s farmers are alarmed about expanding WOTUS

It would be hard to miss the fact that last week, the EPA and Corps of Engineers announced a vast and illegal expansion of their asserted authority over private property under the Clean Water Act. In light of news that part of the … Continue reading

Appellate court to hear constitutional challenge to ESA

On June 2, we will be holding a D.C. event to discuss with lawmakers and others our landmark PETPO case that is now pending in the Tenth Circuit after a Utah District Court held that federal regulation of local prairie … Continue reading

Lawless Administration adopts deceptive Clean Water Act Rule

Today, the Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency issued their final rule defining “waters of the United States” subject to federal control under the Clean Water Act.  The EPA web page is here, but don’t believe everything you read.  … Continue reading

It’s good to have friends

Many friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed supporting People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners‘ challenge to the federal government’s unconstitutional Utah prairie dog regulation. These briefs are a reminder of how important the issue is and how unnecessary the … Continue reading

Beware the EPA Jabberwocky!

Yesterday, the LA Times ran a front page article on PLF’s landmark case of Rapanos v United States.  In that case, the Supreme Court determined federal officials have no authority under the Clean Water Act to regulate all tributaries and … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — May 22, 2015

School choice — good result in Florida A Florida trial court a dismissed a union-led lawsuit, Mcall v. Scott, challenging the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. The Florida Legislature created the Tax Credit Scholarship Program in 2001, which gives dollar-for-dollar tax credits for … Continue reading

Is the Constitution a paradox?

In defending the constitutionality of the Utah prairie dog regulation, the government makes a paradoxical claim. Conceding that federal intrusions into areas of traditional state authority are unconstitutional, the government nonetheless argues that the Necessary and Proper Clause allows the … Continue reading

Explore the Competitor’s Veto

This week, PLF launched a webpage dedicated to our nationwide campaign against Competitor’s Veto laws.  We also released a bunch of fun materials to familiarize people with those unfair and unconstitutional statutes—and to show exactly what PLF is doing to fight … Continue reading

Have 60 seconds? Want to learn more about the Competitor’s Veto?

This week, we continued our nationwide campaign against Competitor’s Veto laws by filing suit in Pennsylvania, and we introduced our new webpage dedicated to the project. If you want to learn more about the Competitor’s Veto, but don’t have a … Continue reading