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Month: August 2007

August 31, 2007

Developer Won't Oust Popular Gym

by Timothy Sandefur Congratulations to our friends at the Castle Coalition, who have succeeded in saving the Community Youth Athletic Center in National City from being demolished as part of the city's redevelopment plans. ...

August 31, 2007

Sneak Attack on Property Rights Fails

by Timothy Sandefur Jon Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, has an article here explaining how recent claims that the eminent domain reform ballot initiative that they've put forward will not threaten the state's legitimate power to provide water for its citizens–contrary to the claims being advanced by the anti-propert ...

August 23, 2007

Memories Shouldn't Erode Private Property Rights

The East Valley Tribune in Phoenix, Arizona, has this editorial on Proposition 207 and historic preservation districts. The Pacific Legal Foundation is already representing several property owners whose rights are being violated by a "historic preservation" ordinance in Flagstaff. Preserving buildings that are landmarks which jog personal ...

August 14, 2007

Excellent Eminent Domain Decision from Washington State

by Timothy Sandefur The Washington State Court of Appeals issued a decision today in Cowlitz County v. Martin, holding that the state had not specifically authorized counties to condemn private property in order to create a "salmon passage" (i.e., to let salmon swim by in a stream). Writes Diana Kirchheim, director of PLF's Washington ...

August 13, 2007

PLF Attorney at Point of Law

Our colleague, Deborah La Fetra, is guest-blogging at Point of Law, about some of PLF's cases that don't involve eminent domain. Check it out! ...

August 13, 2007

Condemnation on The Cheap?

Tom Caso has this post about a recent California eminent domain decision, over at his new blog, The Opening Brief. ...

August 02, 2007

Purposely Vague

by Timothy Sandefur Our friends at the Coalition for Property Rights have a very good point here: Today, CPR will narrowly tailor the focus of our e-newsletter to address one comment by one public servant as quoted in a recent issue of the Orlando Business Journal. In its July 20th edition, the OBJ quoted a ...

August 02, 2007

Fred Thompson on Eminent Domain

Presidential candidate Fred Thompson has these comments on eminent domain. ...

August 02, 2007

Ilya Somin on Wilkie v. Robbins

by Timothy Sandefur The Legal Times has an article by our friend Prof. Ilya Somin regarding the Wilkie v. Robbins case. More also at VC. ...