PLF files federal challenge to agricultural union trespass regulation

In 1975, California enacted the Agricultural Labor Relations Act principally to govern relations between the United Farm Workers union and agricultural employers. While the Union and their interests had lobbied for a provision in the Act allowing labor organizers to … Continue reading

Hawkes set for oral argument at SCOTUS on March 30th

The Supreme Court of the United States recently scheduled oral argument in United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc., for Wednesday, March 30, 2016. M.Reed Hopper, our lead environmental attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, will argue the case, … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — January 22, 2016

We’re from the Government and we’re doing you a favor That is essentially the government’s theme in its opening brief in Hawkes v. United States, our wetlands jurisdiction case at the Supreme Court. Our case is all about whether a property … Continue reading

Congress and Obama clarify their positions on the WOTUS rule, and it doesn’t look good for the President

Last November, we explained how the U.S. Senate was using a special procedure under the Congressional Review Act to enact a congressional “resolution of disapproval” that would overturn the illegal Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation jointly issued by … Continue reading

The Commerce Clause isn’t a “do-whatever-you-feel-like” power

In an article published today by the Federalist Society’s Engage, I discuss PLF’s constitutional challenge to the Endangered Species Act in the prairie dog case. As you’ll recall, we represented People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners — a … Continue reading

Justices skeptical of Park Service’s power to regulate private and state property

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in Sturgeon v. Frost, in which the issue is whether the National Park Service can regulate activity on property it does not own but is located within the exterior … Continue reading