PLF's high impact at the High Court
At the U.S. Supreme Court: PLF has victories to savor — and opportunities to grasp
PLF’s supporters can take satisfaction from the precedent-setting impact we’re having at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012!
In the term that recently ended, we won the historic case of Sackett v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which “slapped [EPA] right across the chops,” in the words of Washington Times columnist Bob Knight.
In Knox v. SEIU, we helped persuade the Court to announce a new and stronger rule to protect employees from money grabs by public-employee unions.
Up ahead, more landmark cases
Even the “Obamacare” ruling gave us tools for powerful legal initiatives going forward. Five justices agreed that the Commerce Clause imposes real boundaries on federal power — a precedent that PLF will be deploying in our strategic drive against over-regulation in 2012 and beyond.
Meanwhile, the term that starts in October will also put PLF arguments front-and-center: Consistent with our request, the Court has agreed to hear Fisher v. University of Texas-Austin, a challenge to race-based admissions policies at public universities.
The court will also hear other important cases in which PLF is playing an amicus role. One is Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States to determine whether the federal government is responsible for permanent damage to timber caused by the operation of a flood control project and intermittent flooding of mature forest lands over a span of eight years.
The court will also hear Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center and Georgia-Pacific West, Inc. v. NEDC to challenge environmental activists, and a disturbing ruling at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, that held that normal water runoff from forest roads can be considered pollution under the Clean Water Act.
In this PLF Podcast, Director of Litigation Jim Burling discusses the high impact we’ve had at the High Court.
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