PLF’s John Groen to testify to Congress about property rights


PLF’s DC Center is delighted to have another of our colleagues from the West Coast (or is it the Left Coast?) visit us to present expert testimony to Congress. Principal Attorney John Groen will testify on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

The hearing marks the tenth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s notorious decision in Kelo v. City of New London.  In addition to addressing Kelo and its aftermath, the hearing will cover other pressing property rights issues. Mr. Groen will focus on key regulatory takings issues, including impediments to raising or fairly litigating a takings claim in the federal courts—such as those raised in PLF’s Perfect Puppy case. Dan Alban of the Institute for Justice, John Echeverria of Vermont Law School, and Brian Seasholes of the Reason Foundation will also testify.

The hearing is at 2pm EST in Room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building, and will be streamed live here.