Supreme Court will hear compelled unionization case

An Illinois executive order and law declares all personal home assistants to be public employees, for the sole purpose of being represented by a collective bargaining unit of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) that seeks to lobby for greater … Continue reading

I left my speech rights when I entered San Francisco

San Francisco city attorney Dennis Herrera has decided that Monster energy drinks are bad for you.  He’s also decided that Monster has to broadcast that message to its consumers. Mere months after ending its battle with cell phone purveyors, the … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — May 3, 2013

Environment — Endangered Species – Wolverine We filed our comments on the listing of the Wolverine as a “distinct population segment” of a subspecies.  The problem here is that the Endangered Species Act does not countenance the listing of such … Continue reading

PLF supports school choice in New Hampshire

We have previously reported on New Hampshire’s Tax Credit Program — New Hampshire’s recently adopted school choice bill that gives less affluent families the opportunity to send their children to schools of their choice.  The New Hampshire Program is very … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — December 28, 2012

There were only a few developments in this week between holidays. Let us hope that the New Year is a good one for liberty and limited government. Individual Rights — Equality Under the Law Project Connerly v. State of California, … Continue reading

PLF President’s Weekly Roundup — September 21

Another busy week for Pacific Legal Foundation! Property Rights – Wayne Hage In 1989 rancher and author Wayne Hage began his book Storm Over Rangelands with these words describing his research into the assault on the ranching community by the … Continue reading

Score one for the First Amendment

The Ninth Circuit quietly but firmly slapped down a San Francisco ordinance that would require cell phone stores to distribute a “fact sheet” to customers, requiring the disclosure of an alarmist and misleading message about the safety of cell phones, … Continue reading

Is “government speech” superior to an individual’s First Amendment rights?

Just about everything the government does involves speech of one form or another. Certainly, nobody will contest that government officials enjoy their freedom to take to the bully pulpit. But, when they do, is their speech entitled to the same protection that … Continue reading