About Christina Martin

Christina Martin is a Fellow in the College of Public Interest Law and works at PLF's Atlantic Center in Florida.

Florida state agency tries to renege on 130-year old land sale

Florida has some great legal protections for private property. For example, the Bert J. Harris Act passed in 1995, was designed to protect private property from government actions that “inordinately burden, restrict, or limit private property rights” but that may … Continue reading

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 to transfer its private property to a developer for its … Continue reading

Obamacare headed for U.S. Supreme Court again

The diagnosis is getting worse for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Obamacare. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius and Conestoga Wood Corp. v. Sebelius. Both cases challenge Obamacare’s … Continue reading

PLF op-ed in Tampa Tribune opposes unconstitutional taking of permit applicants’ land

In June, PLF won Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, a U.S. Supreme Court case that explained that government cannot use its power over issuing permits to shake down permit applicants. Yet a Florida county is doing just … Continue reading

The outer limits of the blame game

William Aubin contracted mesothelioma in 2008, allegedly from working with joint compound and texture sprays produced by Georgia Pacific, and provided by Aubin’s employer.  Those products contained asbestos, but Aubin alleged that their packaging did not warn users to wear … Continue reading