Clean Power Plan rumble

So far, twenty-five states and political subdivisions have challenged EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which requires existing and new power plants nationwide to favor wind and solar resources over coal and natural gas when generating electricity.  In addition, dozens of private companies, … Continue reading

Like a good neighbor…: the Supreme Court must enforce limits on state regulation of interstate commerce

We’ve filed a brief in the Supreme Court, on behalf of PLF, the Cato Institute, National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center, and Reason Foundation, asking it to take up a case challenging state regulations of commerce occurring … Continue reading

PLF warns against anti-religious restrictions on Montana’s scholarship tax credits on Courting Liberty

PLF attorneys are opposing a proposed rule by the Montana Department of Revenue to ban religious-based schools and their students from participating in Montana’s new Scholarship Tax Credit program. In testimony before a recent hearing on the department’s proposal, PLF … Continue reading

Ted Hadzi-Antich to present oral argument in CARB waiver case in D.C. Circuit

On Monday, November 9, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 31 of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 333 Constitution Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001, I’ll be presenting oral argument in support of our challenge to … Continue reading

Enviros’ agenda: Smash a bug, go to jail — on Courting Liberty

PLF is opposing a radical ESA suit that would brand innocent people as environmental criminals, for accidental harms to federally listed species. WildEarth Guardians claims that innocent mistakes resulting in harm (or “take”) to protected species should result in criminal punishment. … Continue reading

Defending taxpayers from Obamacare on Courting Liberty

PLF has asked the Supreme Court to hear our constitutional challenge to Obamacare, based on its violation of Article 1, Section 7, the “Origination Clause.” That provision is designed to protect against oppressive taxation by requiring all “revenue-raising bills” to start … 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

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

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

The gavel is down: the High Court is in session

As is its tradition, the Supreme Court began its new Term on the first Monday in October. In the weeks leading up to that day, many organizations host “preview” events (especially in Washington, DC) with leading Supreme Court advocates and … Continue reading