PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Arlington, VA

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Pacific Legal Foundation is a nonprofit legal organization that defends Americans’ liberties when threatened by government overreach and abuse. 

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NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S ZOOM CONFERENCE: #LFFD20

The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic required Atlas Network to pivot to a suite of virtual Regional Liberty Forums in 2020, but nothing compared to the most-attended Atlas Network event of the year—the 2020 Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner online—which brought together think tank leaders, supporters, and academics from around th...

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2020 LIGHTS, CAMERA, LIBERTY FILM FESTIVAL HONOREES ANNOUNCED

Property foreclosures, restorative justice, right to work, and entrepreneurship are at the core of five films that will be recognized at this year’s Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival. The five finalists for 2020 are Seize This House, by U.S.-based Pacific Legal Foundation; How to Love Your Enemy: A Restorative Justice Story,...

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DEFINING THE FUTURE OF THE LIBERTY MOVEMENT IN THE U.S.

In August, 20 of the top think tank CEOs in the U.S. gathered in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia (with strict social distancing practices in place) to redefine the liberty agenda for 2021 and beyond. With COVID-19 and social unrest on their minds, the group, a subset of Atlas Network’s Global Council of CEOs, worked intensively to iden...

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SECONDSTREET.ORG CHANGES THE NARRATIVE ON BIG GOVERNMENT IN CANADA

“How do government policies impact everyday Canadians?” That’s the question that Secondstreet.org, an organization based in Saskatchewan, is exploring. Through a series of videos and articles on secondstreet.org, SecondStreet.org is revealing the ways government-run healthcare, energy, and business regulations are negatively imp...

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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

Environmental policy has become a tool with which government officials exercise vast arbitrary power over land use. A new rule released by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers revises the definition of “waters of the United States” in a way that will give federal regulators “power over almost...

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