California’s gray wolf listing takes a bite out of common sense on Courting Liberty

The state’s new “endangered” listing for the gray wolf is bad science and bad law — as well as bad for ranchers, farmers, and the communities that depend on them in far Northern California. PLF Director of Communications Harold Johnson … Continue reading

Paul Ryan cites PLF cases in WOTUS op-ed

Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and Congressman from Wisconsin, wrote a timely piece for today’s Omaha World Herald criticizing the EPA’s new waters of the United States (WOTUS) definition. Ryan aptly sets out that the new rule is about power, and nothing less: … Continue reading

Supreme Court Justices and Members of Congress will discuss Sissel case this week

After five-and-a-half years of litigation and advocacy by PLF, Matt Sissel’s constitutional challenge to ObamaCare will be reviewed and discussed at the highest levels of the federal government, at least in the two branches not headed by someone named Obama. … Continue reading

Agency shop fees on the brink

Alexis De Tocqueville was deeply impressed by America’s use of voluntary associations to pursue undertakings both large and small, in every aspect of life.  Public employee unions may soon be included in that category of voluntary associations, as several justices … Continue reading

Ninth Circuit increases First Amendment protections for speech

Last week, a panel of the Ninth Circuit court strengthened protections for commercial speech (speech that proposes a commercial transaction between the speaker and the reader) in Retail Digital Network v. Appelsmith (RDN). RDN is a middleman in the advertising industry. It installs Liquid … Continue reading

PLF’s fight for property rights continues in 2016 on Courting Liberty

PLF Director of Litigation Jim Burling provides a survey of some key cases that PLF will litigate this year, promoting the property rights principles that are the foundation’s signature issue. We invite you to listen weekly and subscribe to PLF’s … Continue reading