Supreme Court declines to review Kentner

Pacific Legal Foundation is disappointed to report that the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Kentner v. City of Sanibel, a PLF case that asked whether constitutional due process guarantees apply to private property. Although the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees that no state … Continue reading

Protecting property owners from governmental misdeeds

Friday, Pacific Legal Foundation filed an amicus brief with a Florida appellate court in a shocking case of local government gone awry: The Town of Ponce Inlet v. Pacetta, LLC. According to the trial court, the Town Council broke its promises of … Continue reading

PLF asks Supreme Court to review shoreline moratorium case: Samson v. City of Bainbridge Island

PLF is continuing the fight to help shoreline property owners in Bainbridge Island, Washington, secure a legal remedy for losses they suffered when the city put a series of unlawful development moratoria on their properties.  In 2007, the Washington Supreme … Continue reading

Pacific Legal Foundation stands up for the right to open a business in Georgia

Tomorrow the Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments in WMW Honda v. American Honda Motor Company, a case that will determine the scope of a Georgia law that allows existing car dealerships to block the opening of competing dealerships in their area. … Continue reading

A win for economic liberty in Pennsylvania

A federal judge in Pennsylvania today issued a decision striking down several provisions of that state’s anti-competitive laws regarding funeral homes—specifically, ones that limit the ownership of funeral homes to licensed funeral directors, regardless of whether the owner ever actually … Continue reading

20 years of Pacific Northwest victories: fighting Seattle’s housing preservation laws

In one of our earliest efforts in the Pacific Northwest, PLF participated in several cases challenging the constitutionality of a Seattle ordinance that severely restricted the use of low income rental properties. Throughout the 1980s, the City of Seattle, faced … Continue reading