Mysterious property restrictions halt restaurant expansion

Hobe Sound, Florida decided to start fining the owners for violating the terms of an unrecorded conservation easement.


Judge expedites trial in PLF’s challenge to S.F.’s tenant payment ordinance

Trial set for October 6, 2014.


The Endangered Species Act — a law without limits

PLF to appeal the case of “critical habitat” for the dusky gopher frog to the Fifth Circuit.


Delivering victory!

Faced with a new PLF lawsuit, Kentucky officials drop licensing restrictions for transportation businesses.


PLF leads legal fight against Oakland's unfairness to landlords

PLF client Thomas Lippman, an Oakland landlord, is contesting the imposition of more than $10,000 in fees without receiving a proper appeal.


Nebraska's unconstitutional licensing requirement

PLF defends the rights of an entrepreneur operating an online advertising business assisting "For Sale by Owner" real estate.


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Podcast: Mysterious property restriction

PLF represents restaurant owners being cornered by Martin County, Florida.

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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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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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Labor day and the right to earn a living
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President’s weekly report — August 29, 2014
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More Endangered Species Act problems …
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New Hampshire school choice victory
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