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Supreme Court hears oral arguments in California growers case over union access to their property

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in California growers case over union access to their property

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in Cedar Point Nursery v Hassid, a case brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of two California growers. The two plaintiffs, Cedar Point Nursery and Fowler Packing Company, produce fruit for millions of Americans and […]

Coalition sues to stop discrimination against Asian students at nation’s top public school

Coalition sues to stop discrimination against Asian students at nation’s top public school

A coalition of parents, students, alumni, staff, and community members filed a lawsuit today challenging the admissions process changes for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) that specifically aim to reduce the number of Asian-American students enrolled. Until this year, admission to TJ was race-blind and merit-based; requirements included a standardized test, […]

Victory: Court sets aside the CDC’s ban on evictions

Victory: Court sets aside the CDC’s ban on evictions

A federal judge ruled today that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overstepped its authority in issuing a nationwide eviction ban. The ruling is a victory for a group of Ohio landlords and the National Association of Home Builders, who challenged the moratorium in October. Today’s decision in Skyworks v. Centers for Disease Control allows evictions […]

Landowners sue Fish and Wildlife over critical habitat designation

Landowners sue Fish and Wildlife over critical habitat designation

A group of Alabama landowners filed a lawsuit today challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s designation of their property as critical habitat—a decision that substantially reduces their property’s value, triggers burdensome regulatory requirements, and penalizes them for their past conservation efforts.    For generations, the Skipper family has owned forested land in Clarke County, Alabama, which they manage for high-quality timber production and conservation. For 60 years the land […]

Unions and Property Access at the Supreme Court

Unions and Property Access at the Supreme Court

  Pacific Legal Foundation invites you to join us for a discussion of the labor issues at stake in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, headed to the Supreme Court this March. Why Cedar Point Nursery Matters for Labor Policy March 3, 2021 Virtual via Zoom  12:00 p.m. EST/9:00 a.m. PST Pacific Legal Foundation invites you to join us […]

Social worker sues for the opportunity to help her community

Social worker sues for the opportunity to help her community

A New Orleans social worker filed a federal lawsuit today to challenge a state law that prevents her from helping families with special needs children.  Ursula Newell-Davis has devoted her twenty-year career to counseling youths with mental health needs and cognitive disabilities. As a social worker and as a mother to her own special needs son, she has seen that children with disabilities and their families need support, especially those who come from poorer backgrounds. Because many of these […]

Farmers and Private Property Rights | Supreme Court will hear union trespassing case

Farmers and Private Property Rights | Supreme Court will hear union trespassing case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear a challenge to a California law that allows employee unions to trespass on private property. California law requires agriculture producers to open their property and businesses to union activists, which disrupts their business operations and takes their property without compensation.  Early one morning in 2015, hundreds […]

Santa Barbara | Ranch owners fight legislation that gives the government unfettered access to private, sensitive coastal land and potentially punishes owners for defending their way of life

Santa Barbara | Ranch owners fight legislation that gives the government unfettered access to private, sensitive coastal land and potentially punishes owners for defending their way of life

Case Status: Active: Federal lawsuit filed to protect private ranch property and a unique way of life Hollister Ranch, California, is widely known for its 150 years as a working cattle ranch and for its biologically significant coastal habitat spread across miles of shoreline downcoast of California’s Point Conception. Over the years, the ranch has carefully […]

The Founding Fathers of our limited government: Thomas Jefferson and the freedom of speech

The Founding Fathers of our limited government: Thomas Jefferson and the freedom of speech

By TIMOTHY SNOWBALL This is the fifth in a five-part series dedicated to exploring the lives, ideas, and contributions of the five individuals most directly responsible for the founding of the United States. Without the courageous actions of James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson, America would not be the country that it is today. […]

Property owners move to intervene in navigable waters challenge

Property owners move to intervene in navigable waters challenge

San Francisco: Today an Idaho couple filed a motion to intervene in California’s challenge to the Trump Administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule. For more than 13 years, Mike and Chantell Sackett have fought the EPA for the right to build a house on their residential lot in Priest Lake, Idaho. That fight took them all […]

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