Pacific Legal Fund defends farmers and the public’s right to use public lands

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Update given by Pacific Legal Foundation

Bad to the Corps:


Shoot First, Ask Question Later

Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

A federal judge will rule shortly on our case to defend the due process rights of the Duarte family, which was blind-sided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Without any prior notice, regulators ordered suspension of farming activities on the family’s Tehama County parcel in Northern California based on alleged violations of the Clean Water Act.John Duarte said the Corps provided no opportunity to comment on the allegations.

PLF Podcast

At issue: Feds’ “punish first – investigate later” abuse of process. Listen to this PLF Podcast to find out more.

The case is Duarte Nursery v. Corps of Engineers.

The case was heard February 10 in Judge Lawrence Karlton’s U.S. Eastern District Court in Sacramento on the government’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit.  


Read an op-ed and listen to a podcast by PLF attorney Tony Francois and watch this video that describes the Corps’ shocking treatment of the Duarte family.


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PLF takes on the U.S. Forest Service's illegal closure of recreational trails

PLF takes on the U.S. Forest Service’s illegal closure of recreational trails

If freedom falls in the Tahoe National Forest, does it make a sound? There may not be anyone there to hear it if the U.S. Forest Service succeeds in eliminating hundreds of miles of public access roads and trails.

PLF attorneys are making a lot of noise on behalf of recreational groups after federal officials illegally closed off more than 800 miles of roads and trails that have been used for decades by the public for environmentally responsible off-road motorized recreation, access to camping and fishing, and to assist in the prevention of forest fires. The case is Friends of Tahoe Forest Access v. U.S. Department of Agriculture.


PLF Liberty Blog Read our blog post by PLF senior staff attorney Ted Hadzi-Antich.



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