PLF files amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court rails-to-trails case

Earlier today, PLF filed its amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States. The case arises from the federal government’s “Rails-to-Trails” program, which seeks to convert old, abandoned railroad tracks into recreational … Continue reading

The Obama Administration’s logical pretzel

PLF continues to fight for Abigail Fisher’s right — and every student’s right — to be treated equally under the law.  We have previously blogged about our continued involvement in her case, and the University of Texas’s non-stop efforts to … Continue reading

Another broken Obamacare promise

In the latest episode of the Obamacare saga, hundreds of thousands of insured individuals have begun receiving cancellation letters—which inform recipients that they will not be able to keep their health insurance policy.  These letters fly in the face of … Continue reading

Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone

Supporters of property rights will no doubt remember the sad saga of Kelo v. New London. In  that case, the Supreme Court permitted the city to use its eminent domain power to condemn the homes of Suzette Kelo and her neighbors … Continue reading

PLF files amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas

Today, Pacific Legal Foundation filed this amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas—which is in the Fifth Circuit after being remanded from the Supreme Court last summer.  We were joined on the brief by the American Civil Rights Institute (ACRI), the Center … Continue reading

Court denies Dukes plaintiffs class certification, again

Last week, district court judge Charles Breyer may have written the last chapter of Wal-Mart v. Dukes, when he denied the plaintiffs’ renewed attempt to bring a massive class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart for sex discrimination.  Remarking on the path of … Continue reading

PLF attorneys discuss Koontz at property rights roundtable

Last week, PLF staff attorney Daniel Himebaugh and I participated in roundtable discussion about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Koontz v. St. John’s River Water Management District, and the decision’s potential impact in Washington. The roundtable was hosted by our … Continue reading