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Jeffrey W. McCoy

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Jeff McCoy is an attorney at PLF’s office in Sacramento, where he works on cases involving environmental regulations and private property rights. Prior to joining PLF, Jeff was a staff … ›

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Larry G. Salzman

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Larry Salzman is a Senior Attorney litigating cases involving property rights and economic liberty. He is also an adjunct clinical professor at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law, in Orange … ›

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Joshua P. Thompson

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Joshua Thompson joined Pacific Legal Foundation in August 2007. He primarily litigates cases involving equality under the law, economic liberty, school choice, and coastal land rights. Joshua was raised in … ›

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By Jeffrey W. McCoy

The Constitution protects property rights from unelected government agencies

In 1996, Dr. Mark and Bella Greene, a couple from Pennsylvania, bought an older beach house in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles. Their plan is to remodel this home and … ›

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By Jeffrey W. McCoy

PLF challenges Coastal Commission’s restriction on the right to use property.

Dr Mark Greene and Bella Greene

When Mark and Bella Green bought a modest home on the beach in Los Angeles 11 years ago, they dreamed of moving from Pennsylvania to enjoy the sun in retirement near their grandchildren But the California Coastal Commission turned that dream into a nightmare, forcing them to spend tens of thousands of dollars in a year-long bureaucratic battle over a permit to update and expand the house

In the end, the Commission approved a permit but only on the condition that they forgo plans for the addition; as an added insult, the Commission

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