Uber free to operate in Nevada, but what about everybody else?

A recent article details the unsuccessful attempt to shut Uber out of Nevada. The piece contains interesting tid-bits about the bullying and scandal that plagued Uber’s fight, but it doesn’t tell the full story.  Though it focuses on the particular … Continue reading

Frequently asked questions about our Obamacare challenge

As readers of this blog are aware, PLF is preparing to file a cert. petition on Monday asking the Supreme Court to hear our challenge to Obamacare, Sissel v. U.S. Dep’t of Health & Human Servs., et al.  Here are … Continue reading

Florida Farm Bureau & PLF: together again

PLF Atlantic Center‘s Doug Kruse and I (Doug on left, me on right, along with PLF staff attorney extraordinaire Christina Martin and PLF paralegal wunderkind Paula Puccio) give a talk Monday (October 26) at 5:30 p.m. at the statewide Florida Farm Bureau office in Gainesville … Continue reading

Are neighborhoods becoming more integrated?

According to a new law review article, residential segregation has declined sharply over the last five decades. The article observes that “in 1970, 80% of African Americans would have had to switch neighborhoods for blacks to be spread evenly across the typical metropolitan area. … Continue reading

Meet three fine fellows on Courting Liberty

PLF’s College of Public Interest Law (CPIL) welcomes its Class of 2015 — Julio Colomba, Ray Nhan, and Caleb Trotter. In this podcast, hosted by PLF Chief Communications Officer Bob Krauter, these recent law school graduates discuss their background, their … Continue reading

Several amici join PLF’s request that the U.S. Supreme Court review San Jose’s inclusionary zoning ordinance

PLF received seven amicus briefs joining our request that the U.S. Supreme Court grant certiorari in the case, California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose. As you may recall, PLF’s petition asks the Court to review a California … Continue reading

Let’s get something straight about the Clean Water Act

The Clean Water Act does not contain “loopholes” allowing millions of stream miles to go unprotected, as this misleading editorial states.  Nor did the U.S. Supreme Court create such loopholes. The Clean Water Act expressly prohibits the discharge of a … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — October 16, 2015

Public trust doctrine in Indiana We filed this amicus brief in Gunderson v. Indiana, a case where the state and local governments are asserting a public trust in land between Lake Michigan’s water line and a new, and largely fictional, … Continue reading

Beyond satire: Public employee union-sponsored legislation blocks out the sun

Public employee unions in California hold tremendous political power, influencing both policy and politicians with tremendous effectiveness. We described the depth and breadth of this influence in our brief recently filed in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. Unions have a … Continue reading

A dogfight against government abuse of property rights on Courting Liberty

A family-owned puppy business turned to PLF after the City of East Providence, Rhode Island, passed a law banning pet stores – and didn’t pay them a penny in compensation. PLF is representing the Perfect Puppy pet store in their … Continue reading