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John M. Groen

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

John Groen has extensive experience in public interest litigation before all levels of federal and state courts.  He began his law career with Pacific Legal Foundation in 1987 and launched … ›

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J. David Breemer

Senior Attorney

David (Dave) Breemer developed a passion for liberty while reading classics such as John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government and Thomas Paine’s The Rights of Man, as he pursued a … ›

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Victory for property rights at Wisconsin Legislature

Good news out of Wisconsin: The Legislature has acted to shore up the rights of property owners that the U.S. Supreme Court undercut earlier this year in its unfortunate decision in Murr v. Wisconsin.

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History teacher reacts to case being heard in front of U.S. Supreme Court

Mike Murr talks about what it was like finding out that his family’s property rights case against St. Croix County and the state of Wisconsin would be heard in front … ›

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By Jonathan Wood

Secure property rights are the key to conservation

Too often, property rights and conservation are treated as if they are in tension But, in reality, property rights are a proven means to encourage responsible stewardship, resolve conflicts over limited resources, and empower environmentalists to protect resources they value

line2879_-_flickr_-_noaa_photo_libraryTo achieve these positive environmental ends, however, property rights must be secure If courts do not protect them, or the law makes who has what rights fuzzy, they will be less effective and there will be more conflict That’s why PLF joined with the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) to file this amicus brief in the Maine Supreme

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