The Post and Courier : Court bumbles SC bee killing lawsuit but leaves a sweetener for property rights

June 30, 2021 | By KADY VALOIS

Their farm was the bees’ knees — in every way possible. Juanita Mae Stanley and her husband Mitch Yawn’s business, Flowertown Bee Farm and Supplies, was idyllically set in Dorchester County. It was a place where the sky was abuzz with honeybees doing their part for humanity’s survival by pollinating the local flora and producing ...


Orlando Sentinel : Orange County voters were misguided in approving ‘Rights of nature’ ordinance

January 14, 2021 | By KADY VALOIS

Last year, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law an amendment to Florida’s Environmental Protection Act, SB 712, that in part prohibits local governments from granting individuals the right to sue on behalf of plants, animals, bodies or water or other elements of nature. It reflected the sensible idea that it is individuals who are harmed … ...


Arizona Capitol Times : Arizona’s eviction ban raises serious Constitutional questions

October 02, 2020 | By KADY VALOIS

For many young millennials like myself, the concept of paying rent is second nature. At this point in our lives, few of us have had the opportunity to purchase homes, and renting makes sense for us. However, in the wake of COVID-19, which has caused widespread shutdowns and job losses, many of us are struggling … ...