President’s weekly report — March 5, 2015

Environment — Victory for common sense in permitting reviews The California Supreme Court issued this opinion in Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley, a case dealing with environmental reviews under the California Environmental … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — February 27, 2015

Overcriminalization and the fishy abuse of Sarbanes-Oxley The United States Supreme Court issued a good decision in Yates v. United States, in favor of fisherman John Yates.  As described in our blog,  because Yates threw some undersized fish overboard after an inspection, … Continue reading

North Carolina Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of vouchers

Today the North Carolina Supreme Court heard argument in two cases that are of vital interest to approximately 1,800 of the state’s school children. The lawsuits target the school voucher program that has given these low-income kids new hope by allowing them … Continue reading

Oral argument held in CCSA v. LAUSD

On Wednesday, PLF attorneys attended the California Supreme Court argument in California Charter Schools Association v. Los Angeles Unified School District. Fortunately for us, the California Supreme Court was meeting in Sacramento this week, so we could just walk a couple blocks to … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — January 30, 2015

Environment — Wetlands The government filed this opposition to our petition seeking Supreme Court review in Kent Recycling v. United States.  That’s the case where we are arguing that a landowner should have the right to challenge a wetlands jurisdictional determination … Continue reading

NSCW 2015: The battle over charter schools in Washington

A Greek myth tells of a villain named Procrustes who invited travelers to spend the night on his iron bed. Obsessed with conformity, Procrustes would make sure his guests fit the bed by stretching out the short ones or amputating the excess … Continue reading

NSCW 2015 — Awaiting an important school choice decision in Colorado

Last August, PLF filed this brief in the Colorado Supreme Court in favor of Douglas County’s revolutionary school choice program.  The Supreme Court heard argument on the case back in December.  You can listen to the argument here.  We are … Continue reading

NSCW 2015 — Cato Institute video with PLF amicus clients

In the battle over New Hampshire’s tax credit law, PLF represented the New Hampshire legislators who drafted, sponsored, and fought for the bill.  After the law was adopted — over the Governor’s veto — a lawsuit was brought by the … Continue reading

NSCW 2015 — PLF podcast with Andrew Coulson from the Cato Institute

PLF’s podcast this week is with Andrew Coulson, Director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute. Coulson is a leading voice for school choice across the country. In the podcast, Coulson and I discuss a wide range of school … Continue reading