PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Sacramento, CA

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Pacific Legal Foundation is a nonprofit legal organization that defends Americans’ liberties when threatened by government overreach and abuse. They sue the government when it violates Americans’ constitutional rights—and win! Each year, PLF represents hundreds of Americans, free of charge, who seek to improve their lives but are stymied by government. This organization gives them their day in court to vindicate their rights and set a lasting precedent to protect everyone else. 

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2019 LIGHTS, CAMERA, LIBERTY FILM FESTIVAL HONOREES ANNOUNCED

Education, free markets, and the origins of success are at the core of three films that will be recognized at this year’s Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival. The three finalists for 2019 are The Success Sequence, by U.S.-based Georgia Center for Opportunity; Freedom Vlogs, by Hungary’s Market Foundation/ Paradigm Institute; a...

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DON’T TREAD ON HAPPY HOUR

Mingling with your coworkers while cracking open a cold one may be the best way to unwind after the grueling work day—especially if you notice an ad for a cheap afternoon special. Want a frosty mug for only three dollars? Happy hour. Four dollar margarita? Happy hour! Unless, of course, you happen to live in Virginia. These enti...

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PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION WINS 2019 NORTH AMERICA LIBERTY AWARD

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) has won the 2019 North America Liberty Award for their multi-year project, “Overturning the Unconstitutional Regulatory State in the U.S. Supreme Court,” which focuses on their efforts to advance strategic, precedent-setting litigation that ends judicial deference to regulatory overreach. The award...

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SHARING ECONOMY VICTORY FOR AIRBNB ADVERTISING IN TENNESSEE

Airbnb is a popular and growing part of the new sharing economy, allowing people to earn extra money by renting out their homes for temporary use by others. This business model provides new competition to hotels, though, so governments face industry pressure to fine and regulate the home-sharing industry out of existence. Despit...

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CHALLENGE TO MANDATORY CA TEACHER UNION FEES HEARD BY U.S. SUPREME COURT

Freedom of association is a fundamental cornerstone of the ideas of liberty, but mandatory union fees for school teachers have long held many of those teachers captive to an ideological system that they don’t support. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing testimony in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a...

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NEW EPA RULE WOULD GRANT FEDS VAST NEW REGULATORY POWER

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