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October 19, 2017

A case that is for the birds flies to the Supreme Court

This past week Cato Institute, Southeastern Legal Foundation, and the NFIB Small Business Legal Center filed amicus briefs supporting our Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Ganson v. City of Marathon regulatory takings case. We've previously written about the case here, here, here, here, and here. In the Ganson case, government officia ...

April 14, 2017

Florida Supreme Court rules for birds, against Fifth Amendment

Yesterday, we learned the Florida Supreme Court denied review of our Ganson v. City of Marathon regulatory takings case. ...

November 14, 2016

Rooked for a rookery? Another takings case in Florida

The Miami Daily Business Review, “your leading source of daily legal and business news in South Florida,”* recently published a PLF op-ed about our Ganson v. City of Marathon case. The piece, titled Family That Was Rooked for a Rookery Asks for Help From Supreme Court, explains that Monroe County in Florida, along with the City of ...

September 16, 2016

Florida appeals court issues decision that is truly for the birds

My handy-dandy Idiom Dictionary says the expression “for the birds” describes something “worthless” and “undesirable.” The dictionary goes on to explain the etymology as “based on the idea that birds eat seed, which is not worth much.” (It may also have a somewhat scatological foundation, but weR ...

August 19, 2016

How long is too long for a court to 'rehear' a case?

Earlier this year, careful readers of the blog know I called your attention to a regulatory land grab taking place in the beautiful Florida Keys. That case, known as Beyer v. City of Marathon, has remained pending on a motion for rehearing before the Third District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida for ...

May 06, 2016

All of me… why not take all of me?

While driving to work today, the satellite radio station proffered All of Me for my listening pleasure. All of Me is a popular jazz standard written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons. Longtime blog readers won’t be surprised to find out I’m partial to Sinatra’s version of the song, but many legendary artists have performed it. ...