Daily Journal publishes PLF op-ed on Martin’s Beach decision

The San Francisco Daily Journal published my op-ed today on last week’s California Court of Appeal decision in the Friends of Martin’s Beach case. As I have written before, in this case an advocacy group sued property owner Vinod Khosla claiming that the public … Continue reading

Coastal Commission erodes mobilehome owner’s property rights

It shouldn’t require a team of lawyers, tens of thousands of dollars in legal expense, and years of fighting just to replace an aging mobile home within a mobile home park. But that’s the reality in California when your mobile home replacement … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — April 15, 2016

It’s been a very busy week at Pacific Legal Foundation.  Here are the highlights. Protecting property rights in the Supreme Court  A week after oral argument before the Supreme Court in Hawkes, PLF attorneys are already preparing their next case at … Continue reading

The trial court wasn’t interested, but maybe you’ll be

Last week, the San Diego Superior Court denied PLF’s request to submit an amicus brief on behalf of the San Diego Port Tenants Association in San Diego Unified Port District v. California Coastal Commission.*  The case concerns the Port’s challenge to the … Continue reading

Big changes within the California Coastal Commission on Courting Liberty

In this week’s episode of Courting Liberty, PLF Director of Communications Harold Johnson speaks with PLF Attorney Damien Schiff about the California Coastal Commission’s board vote to dismiss Executive Director Charles Lester. Schiff also gives a general update on the … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — March 4, 2016

Hawkes: 16 – 0 We received sixteen briefs in support of our client, the Hawkes Company, and none in support of the government in Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes. From 29 states to farmers and think tanks, there is widespread … Continue reading

Controversy over the Coastal Commission’s executive director

Tomorrow, the California Coastal Commission will consider whether to dismiss Charles Lester as the agency’s executive director.  Not surprisingly, the environmental community has come out strongly in favor of Dr. Lester’s retention.  Its defense has consisted principally in the contention … Continue reading