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February 08, 2013

PLF's Paul Beard discusses property rights on Feb. 20, in SE Florida

Paul Beard will discuss property rights and PLF’s recent U.S. Supreme Court case, Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, at an event hosted by the Martin County Republican Executive Committee.  Last month, Mr. Beard argued before the Supreme Court for Mr. Koontz, a property owner who was denied a permit when he refused to ...

January 17, 2013

Koontz oral argument: Should Nollan and Dolan apply only to “stupid districts”?

Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court heard Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, argued by PLF attorney Paul Beard. A local government agency denied Coy Koontz a building permit because he refused to agree to unreasonable permit conditions. PLF argued that this permit denial was unconstitutional. In the hearing, the Court conside ...

January 16, 2013

Koontz oral argument: what was taken in Nollan and Dolan?

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in our case, Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District. In this case, the District denied Coy Koontz permits to use 3.7 acres of a 15-acre lot, after he refused to acquiesce to its demand that he perform off-site improvements to 50-acres of publicly owned wetlands (in addition to dedicat ...

January 15, 2013
January 14, 2013

Paul Beard and Coy Koontz on Fox News

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