Summary of major PLF cases in 2015 for economic liberty, free speech, and property rights

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PLF is representing parents and schools in challenging a Department of Revenue rule that prevents parents from using privately funding scholarship to send their children to religious schools.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a PLF case in which PLF argues that property owners should have a right to judicial review when federal regulators label their land as “wetlands” subject to federal oversight.

The court granted the government’s petition for certiorari in Hawkes Co., et al. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a case in which PLF was victorious at the court of appeals.  PLF, which has long litigated to establish judicial review of wetlands designations, supported the Hawkes petition, which opens the prospect of winning a Supreme Court ruling for that principle. Our Courting Liberty podcast features a discussion of this major development in the Hawkes case with PLF Principal Attorney Damien Schiff; Mark Miller, managing attorney of PLF’s Atlantic Center; and host, Harold Johnson, PLF’s media director. The Hawkes case is the 9th direct representation case that PLF attorneys have successfully petitioned the High Court to review.

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Agency blocked a couple from rebuilding a home on their vacant parcel – in a residential area, where a house previously stood for 30 years before the Angora fire.

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PLF is supporting Abigail Fisher’s challenge to race-based admissions criteria at the University of Texas-Austin.   The case is before the U.S. Supreme Court for a second time, and a ruling for Fisher could force universities across the country to finally stop the demeaning and unconstitutional practice of color-coding students.

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