Should a city be able to use legislative tricks to acquire land cheaply?

The Constitution requires the government to pay just compensation when it seizes private property for public use. However, if the City of Perris has its way, cities will be allowed to … ›

The blight of redevelopment

Last week, PLF filed an amicus curiae letter in the California Supreme Court, asking it to grant the Community Youth Athletic Center’s (CYAC) petition for review of an abusive scheme … ›

Will California worsen its already terrible eminent domain laws?

When the infamous Kelo v. New London was decided in 2005, California was already one of the worst states in the nation when it came to eminent domain. In the … ›

"Redevelopment follies" now playing at Sacramento Cabaret!

The K Street Mall in Sacramento, and particularly its taxpayer-subsidized Dive Bar and Cosmopolitan Cabaret, has long been a poster-child for the injustice and unwisdom of government-run redevelopment schemes. These … ›

Resuscitating redevelopment in California

Columnist Dan Walters has been following recent bills introduced into the state legislature to resurrect redevelopment in California.  As you may recall, late last year the California Supreme Court upheld … ›

What redevelopment has really accomplished in California

Our friends at the Castle Coalition have put together this video about redevelopment in California. It features, among others, Ahmad Mesdaq, who lost his San Diego cigar store to redevelopment plutocrats … ›

House of Representatives passes eminent domain reform bill

After the infamous decision in Kelo v. New London, the fight over eminent domain abuse shifted primarily to states, many of which passed laws designed (or, at least, pretending) to … ›

PLF's Robert Thomas to speak at eminent domain/redevelopment seminar

Robert Thomas, PLF’s man in Hawaii, and blogger at inversecondemnation.com, will be joining the lineup of December 1 Strafford live phone/web seminar on Eminent Domain: Redevelopment Challenges for Local Government. … ›

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Should a city be able to use legislative tricks to acquire land cheaply?

The Constitution requires the government to pay just compensation when it seizes private property for public use. However, if the City of Perris has its way, cities will be allowed to … ›

The blight of redevelopment

Last week, PLF filed an amicus curiae letter in the California Supreme Court, asking it to grant the Community Youth Athletic Center’s (CYAC) petition for review of an abusive scheme … ›

Will California worsen its already terrible eminent domain laws?

When the infamous Kelo v. New London was decided in 2005, California was already one of the worst states in the nation when it came to eminent domain. In the … ›

"Redevelopment follies" now playing at Sacramento Cabaret!

The K Street Mall in Sacramento, and particularly its taxpayer-subsidized Dive Bar and Cosmopolitan Cabaret, has long been a poster-child for the injustice and unwisdom of government-run redevelopment schemes. These … ›

Resuscitating redevelopment in California

Columnist Dan Walters has been following recent bills introduced into the state legislature to resurrect redevelopment in California.  As you may recall, late last year the California Supreme Court upheld … ›

What redevelopment has really accomplished in California

Our friends at the Castle Coalition have put together this video about redevelopment in California. It features, among others, Ahmad Mesdaq, who lost his San Diego cigar store to redevelopment plutocrats … ›

House of Representatives passes eminent domain reform bill

After the infamous decision in Kelo v. New London, the fight over eminent domain abuse shifted primarily to states, many of which passed laws designed (or, at least, pretending) to … ›

PLF's Robert Thomas to speak at eminent domain/redevelopment seminar

Robert Thomas, PLF’s man in Hawaii, and blogger at inversecondemnation.com, will be joining the lineup of December 1 Strafford live phone/web seminar on Eminent Domain: Redevelopment Challenges for Local Government. … ›

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Should a city be able to use legislative tricks to acquire land cheaply?

The Constitution requires the government to pay just compensation when it seizes private property for public use. However, if the City of Perris has its way, cities will be allowed to … ›

The blight of redevelopment

Last week, PLF filed an amicus curiae letter in the California Supreme Court, asking it to grant the Community Youth Athletic Center’s (CYAC) petition for review of an abusive scheme … ›

Will California worsen its already terrible eminent domain laws?

When the infamous Kelo v. New London was decided in 2005, California was already one of the worst states in the nation when it came to eminent domain. In the … ›

"Redevelopment follies" now playing at Sacramento Cabaret!

The K Street Mall in Sacramento, and particularly its taxpayer-subsidized Dive Bar and Cosmopolitan Cabaret, has long been a poster-child for the injustice and unwisdom of government-run redevelopment schemes. These … ›

Resuscitating redevelopment in California

Columnist Dan Walters has been following recent bills introduced into the state legislature to resurrect redevelopment in California.  As you may recall, late last year the California Supreme Court upheld … ›

What redevelopment has really accomplished in California

Our friends at the Castle Coalition have put together this video about redevelopment in California. It features, among others, Ahmad Mesdaq, who lost his San Diego cigar store to redevelopment plutocrats … ›

House of Representatives passes eminent domain reform bill

After the infamous decision in Kelo v. New London, the fight over eminent domain abuse shifted primarily to states, many of which passed laws designed (or, at least, pretending) to … ›

PLF's Robert Thomas to speak at eminent domain/redevelopment seminar

Robert Thomas, PLF’s man in Hawaii, and blogger at inversecondemnation.com, will be joining the lineup of December 1 Strafford live phone/web seminar on Eminent Domain: Redevelopment Challenges for Local Government. … ›

Should a city be able to use legislative tricks to acquire land cheaply?

The Constitution requires the government to pay just compensation when it seizes private property for public use. However, if the City of Perris has its way, cities will be allowed to … ›

The blight of redevelopment

Last week, PLF filed an amicus curiae letter in the California Supreme Court, asking it to grant the Community Youth Athletic Center’s (CYAC) petition for review of an abusive scheme … ›

Will California worsen its already terrible eminent domain laws?

When the infamous Kelo v. New London was decided in 2005, California was already one of the worst states in the nation when it came to eminent domain. In the … ›

"Redevelopment follies" now playing at Sacramento Cabaret!

The K Street Mall in Sacramento, and particularly its taxpayer-subsidized Dive Bar and Cosmopolitan Cabaret, has long been a poster-child for the injustice and unwisdom of government-run redevelopment schemes. These … ›

Resuscitating redevelopment in California

Columnist Dan Walters has been following recent bills introduced into the state legislature to resurrect redevelopment in California.  As you may recall, late last year the California Supreme Court upheld … ›

What redevelopment has really accomplished in California

Our friends at the Castle Coalition have put together this video about redevelopment in California. It features, among others, Ahmad Mesdaq, who lost his San Diego cigar store to redevelopment plutocrats … ›

House of Representatives passes eminent domain reform bill

After the infamous decision in Kelo v. New London, the fight over eminent domain abuse shifted primarily to states, many of which passed laws designed (or, at least, pretending) to … ›

PLF's Robert Thomas to speak at eminent domain/redevelopment seminar

Robert Thomas, PLF’s man in Hawaii, and blogger at inversecondemnation.com, will be joining the lineup of December 1 Strafford live phone/web seminar on Eminent Domain: Redevelopment Challenges for Local Government. … ›