U.S. Supreme Court upholds property rights in rails-to-trails case

Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the “rails-to-trails” property rights case, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States—a case in which PLF attorneys participated as an amicus curiae. By an 8-1 margin, the Court ruled … Continue reading

U.S. Supreme Court argument recap: an easement by any other name …

Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the property law case, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States. I previously referred to this case as one “for certified law geeks,” because it raised “a host of questions … Continue reading

If every connection is significant, then none are

Last week, I testified before the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board review panel on the EPA’s recent wetlands connectivity report.  Last week’s testimony follows on PLF’s written comments to the Board in October.  EPA is using the connectivity report … Continue reading

Dear Santa, All PLF wants for Christmas is…

To help you get in the holiday spirit, check out PLF’s Christmas wish list. And while you’re at it, share it with your friends! Click here for a larger version. To learn more, check out our Bruner, Koontz, and Sissel … Continue reading

Federal Circuit upholds takings decision in Arkansas Game & Fish

Earlier today, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued its remand decision in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States, upholding the trial court’s conclusion that the Army Corps of Engineers took Arkansas Game & Fish’s property. As you … Continue reading

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