Back to School Choice Week 2016

Tune in all week to the Liberty Blog, where we’ll be touting the benefits of school choice and highlighting all PLF’s school choice cases.

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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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It’s a date!

PLF’s 2016 Annual Dinner is Saturday, September 10, 2016 at San Francisco’s Olympic Club Lakeside. Register now!

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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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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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PLF files Reply Brief with Supreme Court in Murr property rights case

The case is now fully briefed, and the justices are expected to schedule oral argument for some time this fall.

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PLF in the Supreme Court




Wildcat Moving, R.J. Bruner

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Wildcat Moving, R.J. Bruner

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Wildcat Moving, R.J. Bruner

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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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PLF files amicus brief on behalf of Marquette (MI) County Road Commission
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Why John Oliver’s “pizza shop” attack on charter schools falls flat
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Setting the town straight on North Carolina beach dispute
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