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Tag: Florida property rights

January 12, 2015

Supreme Court declines to review Kentner

Pacific Legal Foundation is disappointed to report that the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Kentner v. City of Sanibel, a PLF case that asked whether constitutional due process guarantees apply to private property. Although the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees that no state shall “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without du ...

June 08, 2012

Florida "takings" victim seeks help from the U.S. Supreme Court

Attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the takings case of their client, Coy Koontz Jr. as representative of his father's estate. Before Coy Koontz Sr. died, he was blocked from developing commercial property that he owned in Orange County, because of confiscatory and unconstitutional demands by the St. Jo ...

October 22, 2010

PLF holds webchat on Florida proposal to tighten land-use controls

Author:  Paul J. Beard II Today, PLF moderated a Web chat on Amendment 4, which will appear on next month's ballot in Florida.  If passed, Amendment 4 would modify the Florida Constitution to require a popular vote, by referendum, before a local government could adopt a new comprehensive land use plan or amend an existing ...