[Past Event] – Home Equity Theft at the Supreme Court

Date: April 26, 2023
Location: Top of the Hill Banquet & Conference Center at The Reserve Officers Association 1 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m. EDT
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Join Pacific Legal Foundation senior attorney Christina Martin for a discussion and celebratory reception after she argues Tyler v. Hennepin County at the Supreme Court.  

When people don’t pay their taxes on time, the government has a right to seize and sell their properties to settle debts. But it shouldn’t take more than people owe. 

Yet that’s what the government did to 94-year-old Geraldine Tyler when it seized and sold her Minneapolis condo over a $15,000 property tax debt.  

This happens in about a dozen states around the country that still allow governments to practice home equity theft, an egregious violation of property rights that hurts the most vulnerable Americans. In addition to representing Geraldine at the Supreme Court, PLF has also represented a woman who was forced to live in her car, a farmer robbed of 35 acres, and two brothers poised to lose their family inheritance because of home equity theft.  

On Wednesday, April 26, after arguing Geraldine’s case at the Supreme Court in the morning, PLF’s Christina Martin will join other litigators and experts for a 4:30 p.m. panel discussion and celebratory reception at Top of the Hill. Please join us to hear how oral arguments went, find out which amicus briefs were cited by Justices, and discuss how the case impacts the future of property rights.