PLF's Timothy Sandefur talks with Armstrong & Getty about eminent domain

August 13, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

I’ll be talking with Armstrong & Getty at 8 this morning about the efforts by California local governments to use eminent domain to seize “underwater” mortgages. You can listen online here. Update: You can listen to the podcast recording here. … ...


Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone

October 28, 2013 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

Supporters of property rights will no doubt remember the sad saga of Kelo v. New London. In  that case, the Supreme Court permitted the city to use its eminent domain power to condemn the homes of Suzette Kelo and her neighbors to make way for a “high-end residential district”—which would adjoin a new Pfizer plant in the ̷ ...


PLF asks Louisiana Supreme Court to enforce constitutional limits on the exercise of eminent domain

July 06, 2017 | By BRIAN HODGES

The government’s authority to take private property without the owner’s consent is a terrible and awesome power. Aware of this, the nation’s founders placed two key restrictions on its exercise: that government shall not take property unless it is for a valid public use and just compensation is paid. But those limits are only as ...


Kelo revisited

July 11, 2018 | By BRIAN HODGES

The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment promises that the government will not take private property unless it is for a valid public use and the owner is fully compensated. And yet, we all know that Kelo v. City of New London, Conn. (2005) allowed a Connecticut city to condemn a middle class neighborhood for private … ...