Arizona constitution prohibits cities from forcing taxpayers to pay the salaries of union employees

The City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA), the police officers’ union, negotiated a contract whereby the city pays full salary and overtime for six full-time and 35 part-time employees who report to the union, and do … Continue reading

Arizona’s crazy abusive civil forfeiture law

Many states throughout the country have terribly abusive and unconstitutional civil asset forfeiture laws. These laws unfairly stack the deck against innocent property owners by presuming their property is guilty of a crime and forcing the owner to prove innocence … Continue reading

Opposition to Clean Water Act rule continues to build

As the deadline approaches for implementation of the Corps and EPA’s new rule redefining “waters of the United States,” subject to complete control by the federal government under the Clean Water Act, on August 28, we are seeing more and … Continue reading

PLF’s Wen Fa discusses litigating for liberty with Elk Grove Tea Party

I’ll be speaking at 7 p.m. tonight to the Elk Grove Tea Party about Pacific Legal Foundation’s efforts litigating for liberty from coast to coast. If you are in the area, please join us at the Holiday Inn at 9175 W. … Continue reading

Challenging Oakland’s public art mandate on Courting Liberty

PLF has filed a lawsuit to challenge the City of Oakland’s ordinance that requires developers of commercial and residential projects to fund public art works. In this week’s Courting Liberty, PLF Senior Staff Attorney Tony Francois discusses the ordinance and … Continue reading

Corps and EPA clean water rule attacked by . . . the Corps?

We have been reporting on numerous challenges to the Corps and EPA’s new rule redefining “waters of the United States” for weeks, including our own.  More than 10 suits have been filed across the country challenging the rule for violating … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — July 31, 2015

Free speech in Texas We filed this amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to take up Hines v. Alldredge (Texas Board of Veterinary Examiners).  Texas law forbids vets from offering advice without first physically examining the animal. And even though this … Continue reading

Thousands of loyal grassroots supporters can’t be wrong: PLF is no “tool” of big business

Every once in a while, someone who doesn’t like the free legal representation PLF provides to individuals threatened by government abuse or who opposes our mission to restore individual liberty from coast to coast will scour the internet for some … Continue reading