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Christina M. Martin

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Christina Martin is an attorney at PLF’s Florida office in Palm Beach Gardens. She litigates cases around the country to protect individual rights, property rights, and the rule of law.  … ›

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Mark Miller

Senior Attorney

Mark Miller is a PLF Senior Attorney and manages PLF’s Florida office in Palm Beach Gardens. Mark’s work on behalf of property rights, the First Amendment, and our other constitutional … ›

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James S. Burling

Vice President for Litigation

Before becoming an attorney, James had been a productive member of society working as an exploration geologist in the late 1970s throughout the southwestern United States. However, after several years … ›

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By Mark Miller

Supreme Court refuses to hear important Florida Keys takings case

Earlier this week, we learned that the U.S. Supreme Court would not hear the important takings case arising from the Florida Keys known as Ganson v. City of Marathon.

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By Mark Miller

Supreme Court to conference PLF’s Florida Keys takings case in January

Like many members of that generation, Gordon and Molly Beyer bought land in Florida with a hope to one day have a residence in the Sunshine State. Unfortunately, the government had other ideas.

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By Mark Miller

Florida Supreme Court rules for birds, against Fifth Amendment

Birds > private property rights in some courts

Yesterday, we learned the Florida Supreme Court denied review of our Ganson v City of Marathon regulatory takings case We’ve previously written about the case here, herehere, and here In a nutshell, government officials in the City of Marathon, along with officials in Monroe County and the State of Florida, decided that Gordon and Molly Beyer, a married couple who owned a 9-acre piece of property in the Florida Keys, lost all rights to develop on the nine acres –

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