PLF sues City of Alexandria, VA

New lawsuit challenges ordinance forbidding “For Sale” signs in cars parked on public streets.



PLF secures court victory striking down San Francisco’s tenant-payment ordinance.


Going to the High Court

PLF attorneys file an appeal to the California Supreme Court in an important coastal land rights case, Lynch v. California Coastal Commission.


Illegal auction

Determined to declare California’s Cap-and-Trade Auction regulation illegal, PLF attorneys have filed an appeal to the California Court of Appeals.


Seeking a second opinion on Obamacare

Full D.C. Circuit asked to hear PLF’s challenge to the Individual Mandate tax.


PLF seeks High Court review

Petition filed to seek Supreme Court review in PLF’s challenge to regulations for the delta smelt.


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Targeting the Cap and Trade Tax

PLF’s challenge to California’s “cap and trade” auction moves to the state court of appeal.

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President Obama abusing executive power?

PLF Principal Attorney, Tim Sandefur talks with John Stossel about President Obama’s executive overreaching.

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PLF Continues the Fight...

Stop Obamacare in the courts. PLF case: Sissel v. United States Department of Health & Human Services.

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New book by PLF Attorney, Timothy Sandefur.



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Standing Up Against Government Abuse

Drakes Bay Oyster Farm fights back against federal bureaucrats illegal termination of farm permit. Without the permit, the farm will be forced to close, affecting the way of life for the town and a thriving industry.

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PLF scores victory for property owners in suit against Coastal Commission
Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:26:26 PM

No more hovercrafting in Alaskan national parks
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:09:08 AM

Tim the Lawyer joins Armstrong & Getty re. PLF’s victory in S.F. property rights case
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:36:14 PM

S.F. to appeal Levin defeat–calls out PLF
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:35:17 PM

What can Moneyball teach us about the debate over racial preferences?
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:44:43 AM

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