If a tree falls in the forest, don’t take a selfie with it

Last month, the Forest Service proposed a regulation that would require permits costing as much as $1500 to take photographs or film on Forest Service land. The public response has been overwhelmingly negative [I tried but couldn’t make the sentence … Continue reading

Why do environmental regulations so often benefit special interests?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msQ_khFmKtU#at=232[/youtube] Our friends at LearnLiberty.org recently released this excellent video explaining the “bootleggers and Baptists” theory of regulation and why it explains environmental regulation. This phenomenon isn’t limited to federal regulation, of course. As we recently explained, this theory also … Continue reading

Are Justin Bieber tickets property?

The Wall Street Journal recently published an interesting article that considers whether concert tickets are property.  The philosophical question has practical implications, as California lawmakers are considering whether to ban paperless tickets, which can only be redeemed with proof of identification.  … Continue reading

Georgia Supreme Court goes out of its way to find that cronyism is specifically enshrined in the Georgia Constitution

Courts typically avoid ruling on constitutional issues unless it is necessary to decide a case. There are several reasons for this practice, not the least of which is that ruling on controversial constitutional matters when the case can be resolved … Continue reading

State auditor says failure to reform regulations is hurting businesses

PLF attorneys regularly represent people who have been stymied by government in their attempts to earn a living.  For example, Adam Sweet and Michael Munie were both prevented from legally operating moving companies until PLF challenged the unconstitutional laws that … Continue reading

PLF environmental attorney Ted Hadzi-Antich interviewed on CBN regarding EPA’s CO2 endangerment regulation

Today, CBN News posted an interview with PLF attorney Ted Hadzi-Antich on the EPA’s regulation of CO2 (carbon dioxide) as a “pollutant” under the Clean Water Act.  PLF’s lawsuit challenging the ruling focuses on the EPA’s refusal to submit the … Continue reading