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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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Brian T. Hodges

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Brian Hodges is a Senior Attorney at PLF’s Pacific Northwest office in Bellevue, Washington. Brian focuses his practice on defending of the right of individuals to make reasonable use of … ›

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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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Meriem L. Hubbard

Senior Attorney

Meriem Hubbard has been an attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation since January 2000.  She litigates cases involving property rights, public finance issues, and preferences in government hiring, contracting, and education. … ›

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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — January 19, 2019

Oral argument held again in Knick at the Supreme Courf

On January 16, the Supreme Court heard reargument in Knick v Scott Township, the case where Ms Knick sued the town after the town declared that the public could trespass on her property in order to search for some old stones, claimed to be colonial-era graves Ms Knick is seeking the right to sue in federal court The argument went well and the Justices understand our arguments We are cautiously optimistic that at least five justices will agree that landowners should be able to sue local government in federal court when the government takes private property For more, see

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By Kathy Hoekstra

Ms. Knick goes to Washington. Again.

When you first meet Rose Knick, you’re hard-pressed to find evidence that she could trigger a true property rights renaissance across the country. That was certainly the case for the … ›

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By Christina M. Martin

Rose Knick’s historic Constitutional case to be reargued

Rose Knick thought the pinnacle of her case would be on October 3, 2018, when eight Supreme Court justices spent an hour hearing legal arguments arising from her attempt to … ›

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