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March 19, 2018

PLF’s Northwest office receives property rights award

On Saturday, Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) awarded  PLF’s Pacific Northwest office with the McFarland Award. CAPR offers the award to those who have demonstrated an “unwavering dedication to, and relentless pursuit of, the preservation and restoration of property rights.” PLF’s office near Seattle has ...

October 02, 2015

Stars, hide your fires–government transparency in Washington

The tragic figure Macbeth said, “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” Enlightened decisions don’t flourish in shadow. Likewise, good government means open government. As James Madison wrote, “a popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue ...

January 13, 2015

A farce, a tragedy, or both

James Madison once wrote, “a popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a Farce, or a Tragedy, or, perhaps, both.” Despite being bad at agreeing on about anything nowadays, most everyone likes the idea of transparent government. Except for the government. ...

March 21, 2012

20 years of Pacific Northwest victories: stopping King County's land grab

We continue our survey of PLF’s Pacific Northwest victories with Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights v. Sims, the lawsuit that put an end to King County, Washington’s campaign to force rural landowners to dedicate huge portions of their property to the government. In 2004, King County enacted a “critical areas” ordi ...