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Santa Barbara coerces home sellers into unconstitutional searches

Santa Barbara coerces home sellers into unconstitutional searches

The Fourth Amendment protects everyone’s privacy at home by prohibiting government searches of private property without constitutional justification. But in Santa Barbara, homes sellers are stripped of this protection. The city’s Zoning Information Report ordinance effectively requires an interior and exterior inspection of any home put on the market—even though there is no legal reason […]

A just end to property rights battle in Palo Alto

A just end to property rights battle in Palo Alto

By Larry G. Salzman, Senior Attorney . PLF dismissed its appeal of a case involving the Jisser family, owners of a small mobile home park in Palo Alto, Calif., who were being forced to pay millions of dollars by the city as a condition of getting a permit to close their mobilehome park business. Tim and Eva […]

Pacific Legal Foundation present Oral Argument at the Supreme Court for Major Property Rights Case

Pacific Legal Foundation present Oral Argument at the Supreme Court for Major Property Rights Case

Pacific Legal Foundation presented its oral argument in their eleventh case before the Supreme Court of the United States — Murr v. State of Wisconsin and St. Croix County.  It is a major property rights challenge on behalf of the Murr family of Hudson, Wisconsin.  Donna Murr, her five siblings, and other members of the Murr […]

San Francisco fails in assault on Pacific Legal Foundation’s big court win for local landlords

San Francisco fails in assault on Pacific Legal Foundation’s big court win for local landlords

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected San Francisco’s attempt to scuttle a major Pacific Legal Foundation court victory for the city’s landlords. At issue was PLF’s federal district court victory in 2014 over the city’s since-repealed Tenant Relocation Ordinance, a confiscatory law that barred landlords from removing their units from the rental […]

PLF’s Red Tape Rollback Project spotlights CRA’s power to prune federal regs

PLF’s Red Tape Rollback Project spotlights CRA’s  power to prune federal regs

Pacific Legal Foundation today launched its “Red Tape Rollback Project,” a multi-dimensional drive to educate lawmakers and the public about more powerful ways to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to rein in regulatory overreach and restore constitutional accountability over regulatory agencies.  After 20 years of limited use, the CRA has been rediscovered as an […]

Pacific Legal Foundation applauds nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Pacific Legal Foundation applauds nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch  to the Supreme Court

  Responding to today’s nomination announcement, Pacific Legal Foundation praised the qualifications and fitness of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. “Judge Gorsuch is superbly well qualified to serve on the Supreme Court and his prior opinions demonstrate a careful effort to enforce the text of the Constitution […]

PLF suit prods Feds to Acknowledge Black-Capped Vireo’s Recovery as an Endangered Species

PLF suit prods Feds to Acknowledge Black-Capped Vireo’s Recovery as an Endangered Species

American Indian artist challenges Oklahoma law that silences her artistic speech

American Indian artist challenges Oklahoma law that silences her artistic speech

OSHA sued for foisting union activists on businesses

OSHA sued for foisting union activists on businesses

NFIB and PLF sue OSHA for foisting union activists on businesses The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is illegally foisting union activists onto non-unionized businesses, through an unlawful rule allowing agents from organized labor to participate, as of right, in OSHA health and safety inspections. So argues a lawsuit filed by attorneys with Pacific […]