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PLF Liberty Blog: PLF's Joshua Thompson on NPR to discuss Schuette http://ow.ly/2FYaQk
This morning I appeared on NPR's On Point to discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Schuette.  Taking the opposite view and debating me on the case was Columbia Law Professor Theodore Shaw.  You can listen to the podcast here.
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PLF Liberty Blog: PLF's Tim the Lawyer on Michigan race preferences, Obamacare, and the state of the law http://ow.ly/2FXsvU
I was in studio this morning with Armstrong & Getty to talk about our Obamacare lawsuit, the Michigan race preferences decision, my book, and the state of the legal profession generally. You can listen online here.
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PLF Liberty Blog: PLF's Gaziano to testify to Congress about Origination Clause http://ow.ly/2FVKXz
PLF's Todd Gaziano will be testifying on April 29 before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice regarding the Original Meaning of the Origination Clause. That, of course, is the provision of the Constitution that requires all bills for raising revenue to
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PLF Liberty Blog: Schuette victory: The plurality (Kennedy) opinion http://ow.ly/2FVi46
As I predicted last year, Justice Breyer voted to uphold Proposal 2.  With Justice Kagan's recusal, that means the Court voted 6-2 in favor of the constitutionality of the Michigan Amendment. Despite the overwhelming support for the constitutionality of Proposal 2, the Justices differed greatly on
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PLF Liberty Blog: Supreme Court victory in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action http://ow.ly/2FUM1G
After eight years of litigation, Michigan's decision to ban governmental racial classifications has been upheld by the Supreme Court. PLF has been heavily involved in this case since its inception -- we represented the ballot sponsors -- and this decision is great news.  You can read the opinion
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PLF Liberty Blog: Judge refuses to toss PLF suit against wetlands enforcers due process violations http://ow.ly/2FY65D
Today, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, denied the federal government’s motion to dismiss PLF’s due process challenge against the Army Corps of Engineers, brought on behalf of Duarte Nursery and its president, John Duarte. The suit challenges the Army
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PLF Liberty Blog: PLF's Meriem Hubbard in the USA Today on Schuette http://ow.ly/2FXkvZ
PLF Principal Attorney Meriem Hubbard authored this op-ed in the USA Today this morning. Here's a snippet: Counting Michigan, six states have outlawed race-based preferences at the polls. Now, with the green light from the court, voters everywhere should consider following suit. As society becomes
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PLF Liberty Blog: Schuette victory: The Scalia concurrence - Justices Scalia and Thomas counted for two of the six votes in favor of Proposal 2s constitutionality.  Unlike Justice Kennedy, however, Justice Scalia's opinion joined by Justice Thomas would not save the political structure doctrine.  Scalia's concurrence argues Continue reading The post Schuette victory: The Scalia concurrence appeared first on PLF Liberty Blog. http://ow.ly/2FVFxf
Justices Scalia and Thomas counted for two of the six votes in favor of Proposal 2's constitutionality.  Unlike Justice Kennedy, however, Justice Scalia's opinion -- joined by Justice Thomas -- would not save the political structure doctrine.  Scalia's concurrence argues that Hunter and Seattle
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PLF Liberty Blog: Why buy the land when you can get it for free? http://ow.ly/2FVagj
Why local governments fail to understand the Fifth Amendment takings clause, I will never know. It's only been the law for 220 years or so, after all. It is rare that I can open the paper - or read a news site - and not discover a new example of an old problem: the government taking property without
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PLF Liberty Blog: Déjà vu: another court disregards precedent and property rights http://ow.ly/2FTaPG
More than 10 years ago, PLF won an important property rights victory in the U.S. Supreme Court -- Palazzolo v. Rhode Island. That case held that government cannot "put an expiration date on the Takings Clause" by forbidding any property owner from challenging the constitutionality of any regulation
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Pacific Legal Foundation is devoted to a vision of individual freedom, responsible government, and color-blind justice. Like America's founders, we believe the blessings of liberty are beyond measure. And like them, we believe each generation must defend those blessings against government encroachment. Every day, PLF attorneys litigate to build a future of economic freedom and equal opportunity.