PLF announces campaign fighting "Competitor's Veto" laws

Unconstitutional "Certificate of Convenience and Necessity” laws allow existing businesses to veto competition.

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PLF sues over ‘phantom jaguar’ in New Mexico

The designation of tens of thousands of acres as “critical habitat” for the jaguar is illogical — and illegal — because the species hasn’t been present in the region for years.

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The perfect puppy case

Rhode Island city committed a taking by forcing closure of a well-run pet store without compensation.

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PLF challenges "Competitor's Veto" law in Pennsylvania

Keystone State denies constitutional free-enterprise rights by allowing existing companies to “veto” new businesses.

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The Constitutional limits of the E.S.A

PLF and the Competitive Enterprise Institute co-sponsor an upcoming event on the Endangered Species Act and an important PLF case with Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Rob Bishop.

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2015 Pacific Legal Foundation Gala

Enjoy an unforgettable evening aboard the grand, legendary Queen Mary!

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Targeting Keystone State's "competitor's veto" law

Representing a married couple who want to start a moving business, PLF is challenging Pennsylvania’s law that allows existing movers to “veto” new start-ups. Our lawsuit says the constitutional right to earn a living is on the line.

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In the Wall Street Journal....

The U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers are attempting to extend the Clean Water Act (CWA) to cover virtually any wet spot in the country.


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CBS features PLF’s growler suit

CBS broadcasts a segment on PLF’s challenge to State of Florida’s ban on beer growlers.

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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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Padlocking Our National Forests?

Pacific Legal Foundation is challenging the U.S. Forest Service’s closure of roads and trails in the Plumas National Forest under the 2005 Travel Management Rule, which will disproportionately impact motorized access by disabled citizens.

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PLF sues over jaguar critical habitat designation in New Mexico
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Is the Constitution a paradox?
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Explore the Competitor’s Veto
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