Like a good neighbor…: the Supreme Court must enforce limits on state regulation of interstate commerce

We’ve filed a brief in the Supreme Court, on behalf of PLF, the Cato Institute, National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center, and Reason Foundation, asking it to take up a case challenging state regulations of commerce occurring … Continue reading

Dragon slayers and fruit pickers

Backwards laws that stifle our economy deserve fresh scrutiny. In a recent paper called “Low-Hanging Fruit Guarded by Dragons,” Brink Lindsey analyzes the evils of regressive regulation, “policies whose primary effect is to inflate the incomes and wealth of the rich, the powerful, and … Continue reading

NEPA and Sackett v. EPA

Professor Joel Mintz of Nova Southeastern University has published Sackett v. EPA and Judicial Interpretations of Environmental Statutes:  What Role for NEPA?, in a recent issue of Environmental Law.  Professor Mintz’s thesis is that the Supreme Court may have erred in Sackett … Continue reading

Cato and IJ file brief supporting PLF’s petition in milk price restriction lawsuit

Our friends at the Cato Institute and the Institute for Justice filed this brief today in support of our cert. petition in the case of Hein Hettinga. The brief highlights the major problem with the D.C. Circuit’s expansion of the … Continue reading

Inside baseball on Sackett v. EPA

Now available online is Cato’s 2011-2012 volume of its Supreme Court Review.  In it, you’ll find my article on Sackett v. EPA.  The piece not only discusses the decision and its impact on EPA’s enforcement of the Clean Water Act, … Continue reading

Sackett and Constitution Day

Last week,  I spoke on a panel at Cato’s annual Constitution Day conference.  The panel’s focus was the Supreme Court’s recently completed term, viewed from a property rights perspective.  I spoke on Sackett and the decision’s significance for Clean Water … Continue reading

School Choice Week: The fighters

In honor of School Choice Week, I will be doing a 5-part blog series on school choice. While PLF is prominent in school choice litigation, I thought I would start this series by pointing out some the leading defenders of school choice … Continue reading

Akaka Bill defeated

Author: Joshua Thompson     Earlier this month, I reported about the efforts of our friends from the Center for Equal Opportunity to defeat the Akaka Bill.  The Akaka Bill would have attempted to legitimize racial preferences for Hawaiians throughout the United … Continue reading