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Author: Larry Salzman

December 20, 2019

Property owners with strong property rights make our coasts more beautiful

For many Americans, the cornerstone of "the American dream" is the possibility to someday own a slice of a beach paradise. But when it comes to beaches—or any land along our coasts—government agencies have declared open season on private property rights. Government agencies and environmental organizations often suggest there's an inherent confl ...

October 22, 2019

The morality of capitalism

This article is featured in the fall edition of our quarterly magazine Sword&Scales. To read the full edition visit: swordandscales.pacificlegal.org/ ~~~ Socialism is popular again. The rise of politicians such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez shows how the promises of socialism are once again influencing our political debate. It's ...

March 15, 2019

Weekly litigation report — March 15, 2019

An initial victory for minority kids in Connecticut elementary schools On Thursday, a group of black and Hispanic families represented by PLF won an initial victory in their challenge to Connecticut's race-based quota for magnet schools in the city of Hartford. The policy requires 25% of a magnet school seats to be reserved for white ...

February 11, 2019

Sunshine State News: Are Florida’s Hearing Aid Regulators Listening to the Call for Deregulation?

This article was originally published in Sunshine State News on February 8th, 2019. Last week in Orlando, Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis convened dozens of government officials who run Florida's 23 professional licensing boards for what he called a "Deregathon" event to advance an agenda of "aggressive and appropriate deregulation." The idea was fo ...

December 05, 2018

Michigan’s Supreme Court Is Taking On Predatory Property Taxes

Originally published in The Daily Caller, December 5, 2018. In 2013, Uri Rafaeli learned that he underpaid the 2011 property tax bill on his modest home in a Detroit suburb. He attempted to pay the difference but miscalculated the interest due, unknowingly paying it $8.41 short. What came next was a shock: Oakland County seized ...

December 05, 2018

Michigan’s Supreme Court is taking on predatory property taxes

Originally published by The Daily Caller, December 5, 2018. In 2013, Uri Rafaeli learned that he underpaid the 2011 property tax bill on his modest home in a Detroit suburb. He attempted to pay the difference but miscalculated the interest due, unknowingly paying it $8.41 short. What came next was a shock: Oakland County seized ...

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