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October 19, 2017

A case that is for the birds flies to the Supreme Court

This past week Cato Institute, Southeastern Legal Foundation, and the NFIB Small Business Legal Center filed amicus briefs supporting our Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Ganson v. City of Marathon regulatory takings case. We've previously written about the case here, here, here, here, and here. In the Ganson case, government officia ...

April 14, 2017

Florida Supreme Court rules for birds, against Fifth Amendment

Yesterday, we learned the Florida Supreme Court denied review of our Ganson v. City of Marathon regulatory takings case. ...

November 14, 2016

Rooked for a rookery? Another takings case in Florida

The Miami Daily Business Review, “your leading source of daily legal and business news in South Florida,”* recently published a PLF op-ed about our Ganson v. City of Marathon case. The piece, titled Family That Was Rooked for a Rookery Asks for Help From Supreme Court, explains that Monroe County in Florida, along with the City of ...

October 31, 2016

Another unconstitutional takings case on its way to the Florida Supreme Court

Pacific Legal Foundation reviews hundreds of regulatory takings cases a year. Often we cannot take a case, for any number of reasons, even though the facts call out for justice. But, sometimes the brazenness of a local government’s land grab so shocks the conscience that PLF cannot help but get involved. Such is the case in our ...

September 16, 2016

Florida appeals court issues decision that is truly for the birds

My handy-dandy Idiom Dictionary says the expression “for the birds” describes something “worthless” and “undesirable.” The dictionary goes on to explain the etymology as “based on the idea that birds eat seed, which is not worth much.” (It may also have a somewhat scatological foundation, but weR ...