Weekly litigation report – February 3, 2017

PLF asks Supreme Court to review challenge to California mining ban PLF challenges California gray wolf listing Supreme Court sets oral argument in Murr More Supreme Court arguments set for the March calendar PLF asks Supreme Court to review challenge … Continue reading

City of Perris v. Stamper oral argument recap

On Thursday morning, the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments in City of Perris v. Stamper. See our brief in the case here and our previous blog posts on the case here and here for background information on the case. The oral … Continue reading

Ted Hadzi-Antich to present oral argument in CARB waiver case in D.C. Circuit

On Monday, November 9, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 31 of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 333 Constitution Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001, I’ll be presenting oral argument in support of our challenge to … Continue reading

First Circuit to consider puppy takings claims and government ripeness games

On October 6, 2015, the First Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument in Perfect Puppy, Inc. v. City of East Providence, R.I., an important and interesting takings case.   The dispute, described more fully here and here, arose when … Continue reading

Supreme Court hears argument in raisin takings case

The Supreme Court yesterday heard oral argument in the “raisin takings case,” Horne v. United States Department of Agriculture. As we have previously explained, the Department of Agriculture brought an enforcement action against California raisin farmers Marvin and Laura Horne … Continue reading

NSCW 2015 — Upcoming hearing in California Supreme Court on charter schools

Over a year ago, PLF filed a California Supreme Court brief in California Charter Schools Association v. LAUSD. Right in time for National School Choice Week, the Court issued an order last week setting the case for oral argument on February 4.  After … Continue reading

Koontz oral argument: Should Nollan and Dolan apply only to “stupid districts”?

Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court heard Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, argued by PLF attorney Paul Beard. A local government agency denied Coy Koontz a building permit because he refused to agree to unreasonable permit conditions. … Continue reading

Koontz oral argument: what was taken in Nollan and Dolan?

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in our case, Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District. In this case, the District denied Coy Koontz permits to use 3.7 acres of a 15-acre lot, after he refused to acquiesce to its demand … Continue reading

Last-minute EPA rule dominates questioning at Decker oral argument

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center earlier this week.  Recall that the issue in Decker is whether logging road owners and users must obtain federal National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits … Continue reading

The Fisher oral argument: Proportional representation

As part of our continuining Fisher v. University of Texas oral argument coverage, I want to talk about a point pressed by the University in defense of its racial preference: proportional representation.   It has been well-reported that Texas had, through the … Continue reading