Challenging feds’ politicization of workplace safety inspections on Courting Liberty

PLF Harold Johnson interviews Karen Harned, Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and PLF Principal Attorney Damien Schiff about the case.



OC city is sued for banning “for sale” signs in parked cars

A San Juan Capistrano resident is suing the city for violating the First Amendment after being fined for placing “For Sale” signs in his car parked on the street in front of his home.

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PLF scores important property rights win in Capistrano Shores

An Orange County Superior Court ruled in favor of a San Clemente family whose rights to protect their beachfront mobile home with a seawall was under assault in California.

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PLF challenges Marin County’s extortionate “affordable housing fee”

An elderly couple takes a stand with PLF to challenge a staggering $40,000 fee for the right to subdivide their property.

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Washington cattlemen and PLF challenge ESA overreach

The WCA and PLF demand repeal of a regulation that applies the “take” ban in a blanket way to all species classified as “threatened,” contrary to congressional intent and the statute’s text.

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High Court asked to hear suit over feds’ rigged scheme for “discovering” wetlands

Arlen and Cindy Foster are suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture for using a process that pre-determined the result when it “concluded” that 0.8 acres of their Miner County farm are “wetlands.”

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PLF in the Supreme Court




Wildcat Moving, R.J. Bruner

PLF Client Highlight

“I want to thank Pacific Legal Foundation for helping me win this victory for my family, and for all landowners, large and small, to have access to the courts when their rights are at risk."

Kevin Pierce, Vice President of Hawkes Company

Wildcat Moving, R.J. Bruner

PLF Testimonial

"Most people wouldn't stick it out, and since PLF is litigating for principle, we have to thank PLF for doing what they do."

Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow at CATO Institute

PLF Client Highlight

“We are thrilled that the settlement we reached with the County will allow us to operate our business how we intended, without unfair government interference in the future. We owe a debt of thanks to our PLF attorneys in the Atlantic Center, and to the supporters of PLF’s legal program.”

Robert & Anita Breinig

Wildcat Moving, R.J. Bruner

PLF Testimonial

"Individuals for whom a major case is a one shot deal are far more aggrieved. Most individuals cannot afford to do anything with that grievance, and that's where organizations like PLF come in."

Professor Steven Eagle, George Mason School of Law




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Illegal Endangered Species Act Regulation Makes Washington Ranchers a Threatened Species

The Washington Cattlemen’s Association has joined PLF in a lawsuit to challenge the federal government’s regulation that imposes harsh Endangered Species Act restrictions for as many as 150 species that Congress did not intend to automatically be covered.

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Weekly litigation report – September 24
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Michigan Confidential catches us up on PLF Yooper news
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Sea otter numbers continue to climb in California
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Washington’s “relevant parcel” analysis is pure shenanigans
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New Congressional report on the excesses of EPA and the Army Corps
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:35:29 AM

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