Video: PLF & NRI’s 4th Annual Supreme Court Preview
On Friday, Pacific Legal Foundation and National Review Institute were pleased to present the 4th annual Supreme Court preview event to discuss the consequential cases in the 2017-18 Supreme Court term, including new cases added after the September 25th “long conference.”
Panelists included Michael A. Carvin, John P. Elwood, and Ginger D. Anders who together have argued close to 40 cases before the High Court. Todd Gaziano provided opening remarks and back by popular demand, Ramesh Ponnuru moderated the discussion to a full house.
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When the Cherk family applied for a permit to split their large residential parcel into two lots, the County of Marin demanded they pay $40,000 into the County’s “affordable housing” fund as a condition of the permit. The Cherks objected, but got nowhere with County officials and ultimately paid the fee under protest.