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November 14, 2013

Oral argument today in Powell v. County of Humboldt

This morning, PLF attorney Jennifer Thompson will argue on behalf of Scott and Lynn Powell in the California First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco, in Powell v. County of Humboldt.  The case raises an important constitutional issue concerning the extent to which a government land-use agency can demand an easement from a property ...

May 16, 2013

Continuing the fight in Humboldt County

  As reported, PLF represents Humboldt County residents Scott and Lynn Powell in their fight against government extortion.  The County of Humboldt demands that the Powells obtain a building permit to bring some covered porches on their mobile home up to code.  (The prior owner never bothered to get a permit).  But the County won't ...

February 28, 2013

Fighting for freedom in Humboldt County

Can the government force you to give up an interest in your real property in exchange for a building permit?  That is the question PLF is litigating on behalf of property owners Scott and Lynn Powell in the California First District Court of Appeal.  We recently filed our Opening Brief, in which we explain that ...