PLF supports challenge to Coastal Commission unconstitutional condition

Today, we submitted an amicus brief in the California court of appeal in San Diego Unified Port District v. California Coastal Commission. The case concerns the Port’s attempts to modify its … ›

Photo by Tom Frick

What is an “existing structure” under the California Coastal Act?

For landowners along California’s coast, maintaining the right to build a seawall or other protective device can mean the difference between preserving one’s home or having it fall into the … ›

Coastal property owners do not need to jump through meaningless hoops to get to the courthouse

The California Coastal Act was designed to preserve coastal resources and public beach access while also protecting private property rights.  In furtherance of the last goal, the Coastal Act protects … ›

Making bad law for the rich will hurt the rest of us

Surfrider Foundation has been battling Vinod Khosla in the California courts for several years, trying to force him to allow the public to cross his private property and use his … ›

Weekly litigation report — April 22, 2017

Suit filed challenging Wisconsin’s illegal butter rule Briefing complete in challenge to California’s mining ban Opposition to California proposal to remove protection for homes Supreme Court requires return of seized … ›

The California Coastal Act at 40

Last week, I had the pleasure to present on a panel addressing coastal access at a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the passage of the California Coastal Act. My … ›

California Coastal Commission legislative update

In the past fortnight, we’ve seen two interesting developments in pending bills in the California Legislature to expand the authority of the California Coastal Commission.  Assembly Bill 203, proposed by … ›

The Coastal Act trumps everything?

Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court ruled in Pacific Palisades Bowl Mobile Estates v. City of Los Angeles that a mobile home park owner must obtain a coastal development permit … ›

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PLF supports challenge to Coastal Commission unconstitutional condition

Today, we submitted an amicus brief in the California court of appeal in San Diego Unified Port District v. California Coastal Commission. The case concerns the Port’s attempts to modify its … ›

Photo by Tom Frick

What is an “existing structure” under the California Coastal Act?

For landowners along California’s coast, maintaining the right to build a seawall or other protective device can mean the difference between preserving one’s home or having it fall into the … ›

Coastal property owners do not need to jump through meaningless hoops to get to the courthouse

The California Coastal Act was designed to preserve coastal resources and public beach access while also protecting private property rights.  In furtherance of the last goal, the Coastal Act protects … ›

Making bad law for the rich will hurt the rest of us

Surfrider Foundation has been battling Vinod Khosla in the California courts for several years, trying to force him to allow the public to cross his private property and use his … ›

Weekly litigation report — April 22, 2017

Suit filed challenging Wisconsin’s illegal butter rule Briefing complete in challenge to California’s mining ban Opposition to California proposal to remove protection for homes Supreme Court requires return of seized … ›

The California Coastal Act at 40

Last week, I had the pleasure to present on a panel addressing coastal access at a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the passage of the California Coastal Act. My … ›

California Coastal Commission legislative update

In the past fortnight, we’ve seen two interesting developments in pending bills in the California Legislature to expand the authority of the California Coastal Commission.  Assembly Bill 203, proposed by … ›

The Coastal Act trumps everything?

Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court ruled in Pacific Palisades Bowl Mobile Estates v. City of Los Angeles that a mobile home park owner must obtain a coastal development permit … ›

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PLF supports challenge to Coastal Commission unconstitutional condition

Today, we submitted an amicus brief in the California court of appeal in San Diego Unified Port District v. California Coastal Commission. The case concerns the Port’s attempts to modify its … ›

Photo by Tom Frick

What is an “existing structure” under the California Coastal Act?

For landowners along California’s coast, maintaining the right to build a seawall or other protective device can mean the difference between preserving one’s home or having it fall into the … ›

Coastal property owners do not need to jump through meaningless hoops to get to the courthouse

The California Coastal Act was designed to preserve coastal resources and public beach access while also protecting private property rights.  In furtherance of the last goal, the Coastal Act protects … ›

Making bad law for the rich will hurt the rest of us

Surfrider Foundation has been battling Vinod Khosla in the California courts for several years, trying to force him to allow the public to cross his private property and use his … ›

Weekly litigation report — April 22, 2017

Suit filed challenging Wisconsin’s illegal butter rule Briefing complete in challenge to California’s mining ban Opposition to California proposal to remove protection for homes Supreme Court requires return of seized … ›

The California Coastal Act at 40

Last week, I had the pleasure to present on a panel addressing coastal access at a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the passage of the California Coastal Act. My … ›

California Coastal Commission legislative update

In the past fortnight, we’ve seen two interesting developments in pending bills in the California Legislature to expand the authority of the California Coastal Commission.  Assembly Bill 203, proposed by … ›

The Coastal Act trumps everything?

Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court ruled in Pacific Palisades Bowl Mobile Estates v. City of Los Angeles that a mobile home park owner must obtain a coastal development permit … ›

PLF supports challenge to Coastal Commission unconstitutional condition

Today, we submitted an amicus brief in the California court of appeal in San Diego Unified Port District v. California Coastal Commission. The case concerns the Port’s attempts to modify its … ›

Photo by Tom Frick

What is an “existing structure” under the California Coastal Act?

For landowners along California’s coast, maintaining the right to build a seawall or other protective device can mean the difference between preserving one’s home or having it fall into the … ›

Coastal property owners do not need to jump through meaningless hoops to get to the courthouse

The California Coastal Act was designed to preserve coastal resources and public beach access while also protecting private property rights.  In furtherance of the last goal, the Coastal Act protects … ›

Making bad law for the rich will hurt the rest of us

Surfrider Foundation has been battling Vinod Khosla in the California courts for several years, trying to force him to allow the public to cross his private property and use his … ›

Weekly litigation report — April 22, 2017

Suit filed challenging Wisconsin’s illegal butter rule Briefing complete in challenge to California’s mining ban Opposition to California proposal to remove protection for homes Supreme Court requires return of seized … ›

The California Coastal Act at 40

Last week, I had the pleasure to present on a panel addressing coastal access at a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the passage of the California Coastal Act. My … ›

California Coastal Commission legislative update

In the past fortnight, we’ve seen two interesting developments in pending bills in the California Legislature to expand the authority of the California Coastal Commission.  Assembly Bill 203, proposed by … ›

The Coastal Act trumps everything?

Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court ruled in Pacific Palisades Bowl Mobile Estates v. City of Los Angeles that a mobile home park owner must obtain a coastal development permit … ›