PLF op-ed in Tampa Tribune opposes unconstitutional taking of permit applicants’ land

October 25, 2013 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

In June, PLF won Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, a U.S. Supreme Court case that explained that government cannot use its power over issuing permits to shake down permit applicants. Yet a Florida county is doing just that – demanding permit applicants give up land in exchange for permits.  Learn more by … ...


Just an old-fashioned land grab

August 07, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

Everyone knows that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.  That must be what the Pasco County (Florida) planning department was thinking when it dreamed up its “Right of Way Preservation Ordinance.”  You see, the county wants to build more roads, but it doesn’t own much of the land where it wants … ...