Sixth Circuit slams the courthouse doors to takings case

The Sixth Circuit today dismissed Wayside Church v. Van Buren County, a case challenging Michigan’s unconstitutional tax foreclosure scheme. Judge Kethledge who dissented from the panel’s decision, summed up the case this way: In this case the defendant Van Buren County … Continue reading

Washington’s supreme court orders a landowner to sell his property to neighbors

Author: Brian T. Hodges They say that bad facts make bad law.  Well, here’s a doozy.  Noel Proctor and Ford and Christina Huntington purchased neighboring parcels in Southern Washington.  The Huntingtons unwittingly built their home approximately 400 feet onto Proctor’s … Continue reading

When the stakes are high, the L.A. Times ignores the problem

Author: Brandon Middleton According to the Los Angeles Times, the regulatory drought isn't a crisis worth solving: Though the west valley's farms are important to the state's economy, they are located in a naturally arid landscape that's unsuited to agriculture … Continue reading