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February 10, 2017

Sixth Circuit slams the courthouse doors to takings case

The Sixth Circuit today dismissed Wayside Church v. Van Buren County, a case challenging Michigan’s unconstitutional tax foreclosure scheme. Judge Kethledge who dissented from the panel’s decision, summed up the case this way: In this case the defendant Van Buren County took property worth $206,000 to satisfy a $16,750 debt, and then r ...

August 23, 2010

Washington's supreme court orders a landowner to sell his property to neighbors

Author: Brian T. Hodges They say that bad facts make bad law.  Well, here's a doozy.  Noel Proctor and Ford and Christina Huntington purchased neighboring parcels in Southern Washington.  The Huntingtons unwittingly built their home approximately 400 feet onto Proctor's land.  Proctor discovered the encroachment and unsucces ...

February 23, 2010

When the stakes are high, the L.A. Times ignores the problem

Author: Brandon Middleton According to the Los Angeles Times, the regulatory drought isn't a crisis worth solving: Though the west valley's farms are important to the state's economy, they are located in a naturally arid landscape that's unsuited to agriculture . . . .  If cuts in water deliveries make it expensive to farm in ...