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Court OKs constitutional challenge to new state law affecting farm industry

SACRAMENTO – A federal appeals court last week has taken the highly unusual step of finding a U.S. constitutional cause of action in a challenge to a California state law – the latest wrinkle in a long-running and bitter dispute

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High-Speed Rail Authority wins time in case brought by landowners

A judge has denied a claim filed by opponents of California’s high-speed rail project, saying that while they raised compelling questions about the project’s viability, the project has not progressed enough for the court to evaluate their claims. The March

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Cap-and-trade funds targeted for high-speed rail project

Bills being introduced that monitor or change terms for the state’s high-speed rail project are a rarity. However, there are two bills brewing in the Legislature. One has a shot at passing. The other doesn’t. Senate Bill 400 would require

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New appeal seeks to halt bullet train

A new legal move has ratcheted up the legal battle around California’s $68 billion high-speed rail project. In a controversial decision late this July, the California Court of Appeal for the Third District brushed aside claims that ballot wording and voters’ intent carried legal weight that legislators’

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Banner decision upholds property rights

July 1, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The Pacific Legal Foundation just won an important property rights case. The U.S. Supreme Court case expanded the right to just compensation to “non-takings” of property in Koontz v. St. Johns River Management

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CARB lawsuit could end cap and trade 9

April 17, 2013 By Katy Grimes Ding dong! Could CARB be dead? The Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit yesterday against the California Air Resources Board challenging California’s cap and trade regulation. The cap and trade program was created by

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Lawsuit opposes excessive Coastal Commission restrictions 24

March 8, 2013 By Dave Roberts One of the reasons many California businesses are struggling to survive or are leaving the state is over-regulation by the state’s vast bureaucracy. While much of the economic devastation can be quantified, one of

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