PLF seeks Supreme Court review of an important “relevant parcel” property rights case.  The case asks whether government can forbid development on a private parcel, without compensation, simply because the owners also own the adjacent, partially developed, lot.

Direct download: 8-19-15_murr.mp3
Category:Non-Profit -- posted at: 8:00am PDT
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PLF President Rob Rivett hosts this podcast discussion with PLF Principal Attorney Timothy Sandefur on the next steps in the constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act.  PLF sought en banc review by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, but that request was denied, setting up a petition to the Supreme Court.  PLF’s challenge is based on the fact that Obamacare’s individual mandate “tax” started in the Senate, not in the House of Representatives, as required by the Constitution’s “Origination Clause” (Article 1, Section 7).

Direct download: 8-12-15-Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT
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Pacific Legal Foundation has filed a lawsuit to challenge the City of Oakland’s ordinance that requires developers of commercial and residential projects to fund public art works. In this podcast, PLF Senior Staff Attorney Tony Francois discusses the ordinance and PLF’s federal lawsuit that was filed July 23 on behalf of the Building Industry Association of the Bay Area.  PLF’s challenge argues that Oakland is violating constitutional protections for property rights and free speech — and unjustly raising costs for home buyers and businesses — by forcing builders of homes and commercial projects to fund art works that have no reasonable connection to any public needs created by their building projects.

Direct download: 8-5-15_Oakland.mp3
Category:Non-Profit -- posted at: 8:00am PDT
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