PLF opposes unconstitutional land grab in New Jersey

Earlier today, Pacific Legal Foundation filed a friend of the court brief in the appellate courts of New Jersey opposing that state’s failed attempt at an unconstitutional land grab in Atlantic City. PLF proudly supports attorney Robert McNamara and the Institute for … Continue reading

Is there any limit to the Takings Clause’s Public Use requirement?

Last week, the Utah Supreme Court revived a challenge to the Utah Department of Transportation’s abuse of eminent domain. The Department needed a small part (1.2 acres) of a larger parcel (15 acres) for a light rail project. Instead of … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

Celebrating a victory for property owners in California

This morning, I was among the speakers at the “final” meeting of Municipal Officials for Redevelopment Reform, an organization led for years by California Assemblyman Chris Norby to fight back against the Eminent Domain Industry in California. Late last year, … Continue reading

The continuing fight against eminent domain abuse

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last week, PLF filed an amicus brief in support of the property owners' petition for certiorari in the United States Supreme Court in Tuck-It-Away, Inc. v. New York State Urban Development Corporation.  The case is about Columbia University's … Continue reading