Fighting coercion that violates the Constitution

Marin County’s new forced-farming mandate denies building permits to landowners in the coastal agricultural zone unless they agree to personally engage in farming or ranching.



Supreme Court asked to review Michigan’s abusive foreclosure law

The Michigan General Property Tax Act allows local government to sell people’s property for delinquent taxes, and hoard any extra profits for itself.



A land grab that threatens everyone’s property rights

PLF has asked the Supreme Court to review the federal government’s unprecedented designation of private property as “critical habitat” for a species that isn’t found there.



California Supreme Court deals blow to coastal property owners

The California Supreme Court heard PLF's challenge to the California Coastal Commission’s attack on some Encinitas residents’ right to protect their oceanfront homes.

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Seattle’s new “democracy voucher” program flouts the First Amendment

PLF is fighting back against forcing Seattle property owners, through a new tax, to subsidize other people’s political campaign donations and fund candidates not of their choosing.

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PLF is defending California’s booksellers

PLF filed a constitutional lawsuit against the onerous new state restrictions that will make it extremely risky, if not impossible, for stores to sell autographed books or host author events.

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Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow at CATO Institute

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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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