Unnecessary licensing protects insiders from competition

PLF will present testimony to California legislators against excessive, unjustified licensing restrictions that bar aspiring entrepreneurs from entering the occupations of their choice.

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Ohio creamery takes on Wisconsin's tough butter laws

Family owned Minerva Dairy can't sell its artisanal butters in the Dairy State because of Wisconsin’s anti-competitive, mass-commodity 'grading' requirements.

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Coastal land owners are under assault

PLF Senior Attorney Damien Schiff testified against Assembly Bill 1129, calling it a “radical change to the Coastal Act” that will inflict “great harm to private property owners along the coast.”

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The most important law you've never heard of

PLF's D.C. Center Executive Director Todd Gaziano joined Wall Street Journal Video to discuss the importance and value of the Congressional Review Act.

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PLF fights cap-and-trade auction scheme

Pacific Legal Foundation announced that it will appeal to the California Supreme Court in its challenge to California’s cap-and-trade permit auction.

Press Release     Blog


Full coverage of PLF's Supreme Court oral argument in Murr v. Wisconsin

The historic property rights case was argued at the U.S Supreme Court on March 20, 2017. Follow the links below for full coverage of this historic day for PLF!

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Wildcat Moving, R.J. Bruner

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Wildcat Moving, R.J. Bruner

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Professor Steven Eagle, George Mason School of Law




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Oklahoma can't cancel the First Amendment

Peggy Fontenot, a prominent American Indian artist, is standing up against an Oklahoma Law that forbids her from selling her art as American Indian made.

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Weekly litigation report — April 22, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:20:19 AM

Lawsuit claims its unconstitutional for Congress to pass laws
Friday, April 21, 2017 5:54:30 AM

PLF supports repeal of unnecessary occupational licensing laws in California
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:30:47 PM

Minerva Dairy challenges Wisconsin’s anti-competitive artisanal butter ban
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:30:35 AM

Briefing complete on cert. petition in Rinehart v. California
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:23:33 AM

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