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Month: May 2007

May 23, 2007

PLF's Timothy Sandefur on Tom Sullivan re. Fake Eminent Domain Reform

The Pacific Legal Foundation's Timothy Sandefur talked with KFBK's Tom Sullivan today about the eminent domain "reform" bill proposed yesterday. You can listen online here; the conversation takes place about a fifteen minutes before the end of the show. (Be patient; it takes a while to load.) ...

May 22, 2007

Media Coverage on Fake Eminent Domain Reform in California

Prof. Somin of the Volokh Conspiracy has a post here on the bill unveiled yesterday. The AP has this story, which appeared, among other places, in the San Jose Mercury News. And the Sacramento Bee's Dan Walters has this column. Excerpt: Critics of eminent domain are back with a new ballot measure declaring, "private property ...

May 21, 2007

Swiss Cheese Eminent Domain “Reform” in California—Again

by Timothy Sandefur Today, California Assemblyman Richard De La Torre unveiled a proposal to reform eminent domain in California. Unfortunately, it would actually provide virtually no protection to California's property owners. You can read the proposal here. Among its many loopholes, the proposal protects only "owner occupied residences," ...

May 18, 2007

Nollan at 20

by Timothy Sandefur My article on the 20th anniversary of the Nollan v. California Coastal Commission decision is in today's San Francisco Recorder. You can read it online here. Nollan involved an issue of major importance to all property owners: under what circumstances can the government demand that you give up something (land, money, or ...

May 11, 2007

Riviera Beach Property Owners Celebrate!

Our friends at the Coalition for Property Rights are celebrating the victory over eminent domain abuse in Riviera Beach, Florida. ...

May 11, 2007

More on Riviera Beach Eminent Domain Victory

WPBF Television has this report, including video, on PLF's victory in the Riviera Beach, Fla., eminent domain case. ...

May 10, 2007

Eminent Domain Victory in Florida!

The Pacific Legal Foundation is delighted to announce its victory, alongside our friends at the Institute for Justice, in defending homeowners in Riviera Beach, Florida. The city had tried to evade the nation's strongest new law prohibiting the use of eminent domain, but after lawsuits were filed by PLF and IJ, the city abandoned its ...

May 02, 2007

Airport Expansion and Property Rights

by Steven Geoffrey Gieseler This article outlines the debate in Princess Anne, MD, over how to acquire land needed to expand airport runways.  The government officials quoted in the article seem reluctant to use eminent domain, though it's made clear that the threat of such action is hanging over local property owners. A somewhat related ...

May 02, 2007

Tell Me About It

"I'm not a big fan of eminent domain."  So says a California property owner whose property is being taken for redevelopment. ...

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