PLF’s Wen Fa discusses litigating for liberty with Elk Grove Tea Party

I’ll be speaking at 7 p.m. tonight to the Elk Grove Tea Party about Pacific Legal Foundation’s efforts litigating for liberty from coast to coast. If you are in the area, please join us at the Holiday Inn at 9175 W. … Continue reading

Second Circuit upholds protectionist teeth-whitening policy in Sensational Smiles v. Mullen

In a recent disappointing opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the Connecticut Dental Commission’s policy of restricting the use of LED teeth-whitening lights to licensed dentists – despite the fact that dentists are not trained … Continue reading

The government can’t call speech “conduct,” then require a license for it

If the First Amendment means anything, it means the right to speak freely without asking for permission first. Yet in Nebraska, you have to get a government license before advertising.  PLF client Leslie Young helps people to sell their homes … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — June 5, 2015

 Lawsuit abuse — Filing without injury PLF filed this letter brief asking the California Supreme Court to review of Animal Legal Defense Fund v. LT Napa Partners—which PLF asked the Supreme Court to overturn an Unfair Competition Law (UCL) case that threatens … Continue reading

Explore the Competitor’s Veto

This week, PLF launched a webpage dedicated to our nationwide campaign against Competitor’s Veto laws.  We also released a bunch of fun materials to familiarize people with those unfair and unconstitutional statutes—and to show exactly what PLF is doing to fight … Continue reading

Have 60 seconds? Want to learn more about the Competitor’s Veto?

This week, we continued our nationwide campaign against Competitor’s Veto laws by filing suit in Pennsylvania, and we introduced our new webpage dedicated to the project. If you want to learn more about the Competitor’s Veto, but don’t have a … Continue reading

California can’t arbitrarily ban mining

The California Supreme Court is considering an important case concerning whether a state can frustrate federal law and deprive people of their livelihoods for no good reason. PLF filed this amicus brief in the case, joined by the Western Mining … Continue reading

(Updated) Testimony in Nevada: The Competitor’s Veto is unconstitutional

Last week I testified in the Nevada Assembly Committee on Transportation about the constitutionality (or lack thereof) of the state’s licensing laws for taxis, limousines, and moving companies.  In order to start a transportation business in the state, entrepreneurs essentially … Continue reading

Big win for economic liberty in the Big Sky State

Thanks to PLF’s lawsuit, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed SB 396 into law on Friday, which gets rid of the state’s Competitor’s Veto law and allows PLF client Tracie Pabst to start a taxi company without asking her competitors for … Continue reading

Testifying in Nevada: The Competitor’s Veto is unconstitutional

Tomorrow I’ll be testifying in the Nevada Assembly Committee on Transportation about the constitutionality (or lack thereof) of the state’s licensing laws for taxis, limousines, and moving companies.  In order to start a transportation business in the state, entrepreneurs essentially … Continue reading