Dear PLF supporters,
When the Pierce family sits down for Thanksgiving dinner this year, we will be grateful for the extended family from PLF that came to our aid this year when all hope seemed lost in our battle against the federal government.
Ours was a true “David vs. Goliath” battle – officials at the U.S. Corps of Engineers labeled one of our peat farms a “wetland” and subject to strict control under the Clean Water Act. We were given no opportunity to challenge this decree in court. We were backed into a corner with nowhere to turn.
That’s when you, other PLF supporters, and PLF’s legal team rallied to my family’s side. PLF attorneys examined all of the facts and argued our case at the Supreme Court. All the justices soundly renounced the Corps’ unconstitutional treatment of our family and ruled that all property owners deserve their day in court to challenge government’s “wetlands” determinations.
So this Thanksgiving, I want to thank you for helping me win this victory for my family, and for all landowners, large and small, to have access to the courts when their rights and individual liberty are at risk.
From the Pierce family to your family, Happy Thanksgiving!
Vice President, Hawkes Company, Inc.