In the early weeks of the New Year, the Supreme Court will be deciding whether to accept some blockbuster PLF appeals.   These high-profile cases involve many of PLF's key areas of specialty: property rights, environmental law, free enterprise, and individual rights.

Direct download: 2015_outlook2.mp3
Category:Non-Profit -- posted at: 11:56am PDT

PLF President Rob Rivett joins Chief Financial Officer, Kim DeVincenzi, and Chief Development Officer, Bob Dean, and host, Bob Krauter, for a discussion about the importance of individual donors to Pacific Legal Foundation’s pro-freedom mission in the nation’s courts.  As December 31 looms, the deadline for making a 2014 charitable donation,  topics include gifts of cash, appreciated stock, recurring gifts, and gifts from the recently approved extension to the IRA Charitable Rollover.

Direct download: 122414_Last_minute_giving.mp3
Category:Non-Profit -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

PLF Principal Attorney Paul J. Beard II joins host, Bob Krauter, to discuss new developments in two high-profile challenges to the California Coastal Commission’s bullying of property owners.  He highlights a victory for three sisters who sought a permit for repairs to a farmhouse and barn, and gives details of another lawsuit that will be heard at the California Supreme Court, involving two home owners in Encinitas who are battling the Commission for the right to use a seawall to protect their property.

Direct download: Lynch_update.mp3
Category:Non-Profit -- posted at: 7:35am PDT

Federal Clean Water Act regulators are pushing a massive expansion of their power over land use, by proposing to define “the waters of the United States” as practically any place that is ever wet.  PLF has filed comments in opposition – and is warning of a legal challenge if the scheme goes ahead.

Direct download: 121014_clean_water_pod.mp3
Category:Non-Profit -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

PLF Chief Development Officer Bob Dean joins host, Bob Krauter, for a discussion about the many ways Americans can support Pacific Legal Foundation’s pro-freedom mission in the courts to safeguard our constitutional rights and liberties.  The discussion includes making gifts of cash, online giving, appreciated stock, real estate, charitable gift annuities, gifts from donor advised funds, and gifts from an IRA.

Direct download: 12-3-14_giving.mp3
Category:Non-Profit -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

PLF President Rob Rivett leads a discussion of the year’s top legal victories for limited government, property rights and free enterprise. His guests are PLF principal attorneys Paul Beard and J. David Breemer, and PLF attorney Jonathan Wood.
Direct download: thanksgiving_podcast.mp3
Category:Non-Profit -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

PLF won a major federal court ruling, invalidating San Francisco's exorbitant relocation payment mandate on landlords

Direct download: 11_19_14_Levin_with_politics.mp3
Category:Non-Profit -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Responding to a PLF lawsuit, filed on behalf of a citizens group, Federal Judge Dee Benson rules the regulations for the Utah prairie dog are unconstitutional.  PLF attorney Jonathan Wood, and Derek Morton, a representative of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners, discuss the ruling with host, Bob Krauter.  The federal district court held that the government has no power under the Commerce Clause to regulate the Utah Prairie Dog, a rodent that exists, 40,000 strong, only in Utah.

Direct download: 111214_PETPO.mp3
Category:Non-Profit -- posted at: 2:32pm PDT

On behalf of The Crafted Keg in Stuart, Florida, PLF is suing over Florida’s prohibition on half-gallon refillable beer jugs.

Direct download: 11_5_14_growler_podcast2.mp3
Category:Non-Profit -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

In the case McLean v. City of Alexandria, PLF is challenging the constitutionality of a city ordinance in Alexandria, Virginia, that forbids “for sale” signs in cars parked on the street, by making it illegal to park on a public street for the purpose of advertising your car. The First Amendment protects everyone’s right to express themselves, and that includes the freedom to advertise.

Direct download: 10_23_14_McLean_podcast.mp3
Category:Non-Profit -- posted at: 12:57pm PDT





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