PLF seeks High Court review of green sturgeon habitat designation

PLF is challenging federal regulators’ vast — and costly — designation of critical habitat for the federally protected green sturgeon up and down the West Coast and in California’s Central Valley.

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Mother sues over transfer rules that block son because he is black

Represented by PLF, La’Shieka White is challenging St. Louis-area race-based transfer and enrollment restrictions, for unconstitutional discrimination.

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Army Corps sued for massive, illegal permafrost land grab in Alaska

The Army Corps of Engineers is illegally imposing its control over tens of millions of acres in Alaska by impermissibly labeling permafrost as “wetlands".

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Victory for PLF clients over Tahoe regulators

Under a settlement, TRPA will finally let couple rebuild on their vacant parcel — in a residential area where a house stood for 30 years before a forest fire.

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Seattle’s ordinance allowing garbage collectors to look through people’s trash — to make sure food scraps aren’t going into the garbage — was declared “unconstitutional and void”.

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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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If You Believe, You Can Achieve: The Story Of Edmund Lee Jr. And His Fight For Equality

Edmund Lee Jr. is a third grader that attends Gateway Science Academy, a charter school in St. Louis. When Edmund's parents decided to move from their two bedroom apartment in St. Louis to a home they purchased in the county of St. Louis they were told he couldn't continue to attend that school, because he's black.

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Supplemental briefing in challenge to Union Access Rule
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White v. Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation multimedia
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