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

Composting v. Constitution–Townhall runs op-ed on trash snooping

An op-ed on PLF’s lawsuit against the City of Seattle for unconstitutional trash surveillance appeared today on Townhall.com. The op-ed explains how the City’s composting mandate is enforced through weekly searches of the trash cans of every resident and business in … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — July 24, 2015

A complaint that a four-year old could file? We filed this complaint in Oakland’s mandatory art fee case, Building Industry Association of the Bay Area v. City of Oakland.  The premise is simple — the City wants to be more … Continue reading

Supreme Court of North Carolina rejects teachers’ union challenge to school choice

The North Carolina legislature recently enacted the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which allows low-income children to attend private schools of their parents’ choice through state-funded scholarships. The program provides students with an opportunity to escape failing public schools, and transfer to … Continue reading

PLF challenge to Corps and EPA water rule heats up

When we filed our complaint challenging the Corps and EPA’s extreme redefinition of “waters of the United States” subject to federal control under the Clean Water Act, we noted that more suits would be filed.  So far, at least 10 … Continue reading

PLF sues Seattle bureaucrats who want to snoop through your trashcans

PLF sued the City of Seattle this morning in Bonesteel v. City of Seattle to challenge sweeping surveillance of residents and businesses. The City’s zeal for bumping its recycling rate bypassed constitutional boundaries when Seattle decided to have trash collectors and inspectors poke around for compostable contraband, such as … Continue reading

PLF sues the Corps and EPA over expansive water rule

Today we filed our complaint in the Federal District Court of Minnesota challenging the Corps and EPA’s extreme rule redefining “waters of the United States” subject to federal control under the Clean Water Act, and other laws. The case is … Continue reading

Did the Colorado Supreme Court violate the Constitution?

In Taxpayers for Public Education v. Douglas County School District, the Colorado Supreme Court invalidated Douglas County’s school voucher program, holding that the program violated the state’s Blaine Amendment by giving financial aid to students attending religious schools. The court’s … Continue reading

Eighth Circuit denies Corps petition in wetland case

As we noted here, PLF is involved in two cases to establish whether Army Corps of Engineer’s’ Jurisdictional Determinations (i.e., wetland delineations) are subject to immediate judicial review in court.  In Kent Recycling v. Corps (previously Belle v Corps), the … Continue reading