Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Pacific Legal Foundation

Santa Rosa Beach no trespassing sign sparks Walton County free speech battle

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

A First Amendment fight has broken out on the sugar-white sands of Santa Rosa Beach in Walton County. A retired couple, who own a 2,296-square-foot beachfront home, has filed a federal lawsuit, asserting that a new Walton County ordinance violates the U.S. Constitution because it prohibits the couple from posting no-trespassing signs on their privately owned property. The couple, Edward and DeLanie Goodwin, are represented by the Pacific Legal Foundation, a conservative legal group that advocates for private property and…

Keep Reading

U.S. wildlife officials decide on manatee status petition

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Federal wildlife officials will announce their decision on a petition to reclassify Florida’s iconic manatees as “threatened” instead of “endangered.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has scheduled a news conference for Thursday afternoon in Miami to discuss its review of the manatee’s status. A Florida business group and the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation petitioned the government in 2012 to reclassify the manatee, citing a 2007 federal review that recommended listing the species as threatened because the population is recovering.…

Keep Reading

JMI: EPA’s new Waters of the U.S. rule threatens to ‘micromanage’ property owners

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

According to a new report released by the conservative James Madison Institute Wednesday, new federal regulations set to be implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency at month’s end could be a threat to the property rights of Floridians. The study, entitled “‘Waters of the U.S.’: A Case Study in Government Abuse,” comes as the EPA prepares to enforce new rules designed to clarify protections set forth in the 1972 Clean Water Act. The JMI report, authored by attorneys M. Reed Hopper and Mark Miller,…

Keep Reading

Go to Top