New data on occupational licensing confirms existence of rent-seeking incentives

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released new data that shows workers with an occupational license or certification tend to earn higher wages than those without a license or certification. That shouldn’t be all that surprising since one of the … Continue reading

The crime of charging customers too little in Florida

Do we really need laws that prohibit entrepreneurs from charging consumers too little? PLF’s economic liberty project challenges so-called “minimum price” laws that do just that. These laws are rich examples of cronyism and, unfortunately, a Florida state appellate court … Continue reading

Do doctors give up their First Amendment rights when they speak with patients?

The answer to that question should be “no.” Unfortunately, something called the “professional speech doctrine” practically makes the answer, “yes.” That’s why today, as part of our ongoing effort to support free speech, PLF filed a brief in Wollschlaeger v. … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — April 15, 2016

It’s been a very busy week at Pacific Legal Foundation.  Here are the highlights. Protecting property rights in the Supreme Court  A week after oral argument before the Supreme Court in Hawkes, PLF attorneys are already preparing their next case at … Continue reading

Baseball, arbitration clauses, and publicly funded stadiums

Unless you live in Adelanto, California or closely follow Minor League Baseball, you’ve probably missed out on the brouhaha between the city of Adelanto and the owners of the High Desert Mavericks baseball team. The trouble centers on the 2012 … Continue reading

Pennsylvanians benefit from more economic liberty

It has been said that “no man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” In Pennsylvania that couldn’t be more true. Two bills are currently pending in the Pennsylvania Legislature that would erect barriers to … Continue reading

PLF and NFIB stand up to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on Courting Liberty

Federal regulators are imposing regulations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that are contrary to the will of Congress and the strict letter of the law. Our Courting Liberty podcast details a new PLF petition that takes the U.S. Fish … Continue reading

Florida music therapy bills die by inaction

Future music therapists in Florida–and their clients–can breathe a sigh of relief for one more year. Last Friday, March 11, the 2016 Florida legislative session ended before two bills that would have imposed onerous new regulations on the music therapy … Continue reading

The scope of PLF’s Hawkes Co. Supreme Court case could have implications for millions of landowners

PLF Director of Communications Harold Johnson interviews PLF attorneys Reed Hopper and Mark Miller about Hawkes Co., Inc., et al. v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, a case being appealed at the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of … Continue reading