Kelo revisited

July 11, 2018 | By BRIAN HODGES

The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment promises that the government will not take private property unless it is for a valid public use and the owner is fully compensated. And yet, we all know that Kelo v. City of New London, Conn. (2005) allowed a Connecticut city to condemn a middle class neighborhood for private … ...


Kelo strikes again

January 31, 2018 | By BRIAN HODGES

One of the key protections enshrined by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the requirement that any exercise of eminent domain must be for a valid public use. … ...


PLF asks Louisiana Supreme Court to enforce constitutional limits on the exercise of eminent domain

July 06, 2017 | By BRIAN HODGES

The government’s authority to take private property without the owner’s consent is a terrible and awesome power. Aware of this, the nation’s founders placed two key restrictions on its exercise: that government shall not take property unless it is for a valid public use and just compensation is paid. But those limits are only as ...


Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone

October 28, 2013 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

Supporters of property rights will no doubt remember the sad saga of Kelo v. New London. In  that case, the Supreme Court permitted the city to use its eminent domain power to condemn the homes of Suzette Kelo and her neighbors to make way for a “high-end residential district”—which would adjoin a new Pfizer plant in the ̷ ...


Ak. Gov. fights Endangered Species Act abuse


Author: Brandon Middleton As we noted earlier, the State of Alaska is prepared to contest bogus Endangered Species Act restrictions.  Leading the effort is Governor Sean Parnell, who sees the issue of ESA abuse as a critical one for Alaska's future: He announced plans to fight the scope of the federal Endangered Species Act, including &# ...