Weekly litigation report — June 24, 2017

Supreme Court goes squishy on property rights Free speech includes freedom to insult Free speech means letting high school kids be high school kids Howling at the wolf listing Doing … ›

West Hollywood punishes developers for building houses

One thing that nearly all Californians agree on is that the price of housing in this state is too high. The relentlessly rising prices are unmistakable evidence of a housing … ›

Plan Bay Area argument set for May 31

Next Tuesday, May 31, the California Court of Appeal will hear argument over the legality of Plan Bay Area — the plan to restrict future development in all but a … ›

Stopping development for cheaper condemnation later is a taking

The Fifth Amendment requires the government to compensate a property owner when it takes property from a private landowner. To get around the requirement of paying “just compensation,” government entities … ›

Atlantic Center files lawsuit on behalf of Flash Beach Grille

Last week, my Pacific Legal Foundation Atlantic Center colleague, Christina Martin, blogged about the PLF Atlantic Center’s new lawsuit against Martin County, Florida.  Pacific Legal has asked the state circuit court to … ›

PLF attorney to present at Montana property rights conference

The Montana Property Rights Conference will take place next week, on August 14 and August 15, at the Northern Hotel in Billings, Montana.  As a keynote speaker, I will open … ›

Planning for economic success

In 1945, Friedrich Hayek wrote an essay explaining why central planners were doomed to fail at economic planning. I saw this essay come to life recently during a county commission … ›

City spurns Coastal Commission's lobbying efforts for more funding

On Tuesday, the city council of Newport Beach (California) voted against a resolution supporting additional state funding for the California Coastal Commission.  The Commission—which regulates coastal property owners’ use of their lands with … ›

"Screwed by the Town"— When land use codes kill free speech

It is said that a person’s home is his castle, but it is apparently not a personal billboard, at least according to a recent decision from the 4th Circuit Court … ›

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Weekly litigation report — June 24, 2017

Supreme Court goes squishy on property rights Free speech includes freedom to insult Free speech means letting high school kids be high school kids Howling at the wolf listing Doing … ›

West Hollywood punishes developers for building houses

One thing that nearly all Californians agree on is that the price of housing in this state is too high. The relentlessly rising prices are unmistakable evidence of a housing … ›

Plan Bay Area argument set for May 31

Next Tuesday, May 31, the California Court of Appeal will hear argument over the legality of Plan Bay Area — the plan to restrict future development in all but a … ›

Stopping development for cheaper condemnation later is a taking

The Fifth Amendment requires the government to compensate a property owner when it takes property from a private landowner. To get around the requirement of paying “just compensation,” government entities … ›

Atlantic Center files lawsuit on behalf of Flash Beach Grille

Last week, my Pacific Legal Foundation Atlantic Center colleague, Christina Martin, blogged about the PLF Atlantic Center’s new lawsuit against Martin County, Florida.  Pacific Legal has asked the state circuit court to … ›

PLF attorney to present at Montana property rights conference

The Montana Property Rights Conference will take place next week, on August 14 and August 15, at the Northern Hotel in Billings, Montana.  As a keynote speaker, I will open … ›

Planning for economic success

In 1945, Friedrich Hayek wrote an essay explaining why central planners were doomed to fail at economic planning. I saw this essay come to life recently during a county commission … ›

City spurns Coastal Commission's lobbying efforts for more funding

On Tuesday, the city council of Newport Beach (California) voted against a resolution supporting additional state funding for the California Coastal Commission.  The Commission—which regulates coastal property owners’ use of their lands with … ›

"Screwed by the Town"— When land use codes kill free speech

It is said that a person’s home is his castle, but it is apparently not a personal billboard, at least according to a recent decision from the 4th Circuit Court … ›

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Weekly litigation report — June 24, 2017

Supreme Court goes squishy on property rights Free speech includes freedom to insult Free speech means letting high school kids be high school kids Howling at the wolf listing Doing … ›

West Hollywood punishes developers for building houses

One thing that nearly all Californians agree on is that the price of housing in this state is too high. The relentlessly rising prices are unmistakable evidence of a housing … ›

Plan Bay Area argument set for May 31

Next Tuesday, May 31, the California Court of Appeal will hear argument over the legality of Plan Bay Area — the plan to restrict future development in all but a … ›

Stopping development for cheaper condemnation later is a taking

The Fifth Amendment requires the government to compensate a property owner when it takes property from a private landowner. To get around the requirement of paying “just compensation,” government entities … ›

Atlantic Center files lawsuit on behalf of Flash Beach Grille

Last week, my Pacific Legal Foundation Atlantic Center colleague, Christina Martin, blogged about the PLF Atlantic Center’s new lawsuit against Martin County, Florida.  Pacific Legal has asked the state circuit court to … ›

PLF attorney to present at Montana property rights conference

The Montana Property Rights Conference will take place next week, on August 14 and August 15, at the Northern Hotel in Billings, Montana.  As a keynote speaker, I will open … ›

Planning for economic success

In 1945, Friedrich Hayek wrote an essay explaining why central planners were doomed to fail at economic planning. I saw this essay come to life recently during a county commission … ›

City spurns Coastal Commission's lobbying efforts for more funding

On Tuesday, the city council of Newport Beach (California) voted against a resolution supporting additional state funding for the California Coastal Commission.  The Commission—which regulates coastal property owners’ use of their lands with … ›

"Screwed by the Town"— When land use codes kill free speech

It is said that a person’s home is his castle, but it is apparently not a personal billboard, at least according to a recent decision from the 4th Circuit Court … ›

Weekly litigation report — June 24, 2017

Supreme Court goes squishy on property rights Free speech includes freedom to insult Free speech means letting high school kids be high school kids Howling at the wolf listing Doing … ›

West Hollywood punishes developers for building houses

One thing that nearly all Californians agree on is that the price of housing in this state is too high. The relentlessly rising prices are unmistakable evidence of a housing … ›

Plan Bay Area argument set for May 31

Next Tuesday, May 31, the California Court of Appeal will hear argument over the legality of Plan Bay Area — the plan to restrict future development in all but a … ›

Stopping development for cheaper condemnation later is a taking

The Fifth Amendment requires the government to compensate a property owner when it takes property from a private landowner. To get around the requirement of paying “just compensation,” government entities … ›

Atlantic Center files lawsuit on behalf of Flash Beach Grille

Last week, my Pacific Legal Foundation Atlantic Center colleague, Christina Martin, blogged about the PLF Atlantic Center’s new lawsuit against Martin County, Florida.  Pacific Legal has asked the state circuit court to … ›

PLF attorney to present at Montana property rights conference

The Montana Property Rights Conference will take place next week, on August 14 and August 15, at the Northern Hotel in Billings, Montana.  As a keynote speaker, I will open … ›

Planning for economic success

In 1945, Friedrich Hayek wrote an essay explaining why central planners were doomed to fail at economic planning. I saw this essay come to life recently during a county commission … ›

City spurns Coastal Commission's lobbying efforts for more funding

On Tuesday, the city council of Newport Beach (California) voted against a resolution supporting additional state funding for the California Coastal Commission.  The Commission—which regulates coastal property owners’ use of their lands with … ›

"Screwed by the Town"— When land use codes kill free speech

It is said that a person’s home is his castle, but it is apparently not a personal billboard, at least according to a recent decision from the 4th Circuit Court … ›