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February 19, 2016

Government wants citizens to pay for seeking destroyed public records

Strong public records laws give citizens access to the information they need to hold government accountable.  PLF knows firsthand that public records can arm citizens with evidence of constitutional or statutory abuses, enabling them to make better decisions in court or in the voting booth. For this reason, all fifty states and the federal govern ...

August 28, 2014

Florida county ignores entrepreneurs’ property rights and hundreds of years of law

If you've ever bought a house or piece of land, you probably paid for a title search and title insurance.  A title search makes sure that the seller actually owns the property, free from any undisclosed liens or other third-party interests. Title insurance protects you from the financial loss that could accompany any interests that ...

June 18, 2014

Florida county threatens to fine landowners for violating secret preserve

Robert and Anita Breinig are entrepreneurs whose dream is threatened by ludicrous (and probably illegal) county rules.  Years ago, they started a small catering business, which they eventually expanded into a small but locally popular restaurant, the Flash Beach Grille, in Hobe Sound, Florida.  Robert cooks and Anita manages.  Things were going ...