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Looking Up: Ending Home Equity Theft in the North Star State

Homeowners lose 92% of their equity in Minnesota’s unlawful foreclosure process. Here’s how to stop that.
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Supreme Court affirms that you get to decide who can and can’t access your property.

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WHAT WE FIGHT FOR

PROPERTY RIGHTS

Property Rights

The right to acquire and use property without undue government interference

Free Speech

Free Speech

The right to freely express yourself in speech and thought

Economic Liberty

Economic Liberty

The right to earn an honest living and make free economic choices

Equality Under the Law

Equality Under the Law

Equal treatment under the law, regardless of sex, race, creed, color, or other differences

Separation of Powers

Separation of Powers

The structural protections of our Constitution, which safeguard our individual liberty

June 23, 2021|By PLF The Supreme Court delivers a victory for property rights in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a victory for property owners with their decision in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid. The Supreme Court affirmed that the government cannot force people to allow third parties to trespass on their property. In 2015, union activists stormed Cedar Point Nursery to harass the farm workers … ...

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Collins v. Meyers Colorado small business owner fights for his right to equality before the law

Steve Collins lives in the small mountain town of Alma, Colorado. The sole proprietor of an event-planning company, Steve helps his clients coordinate meetings around the country. Pandemic-related event cancellations cost him roughly 30 percent of his income. Colorado passed legislation offering relief to small businesses but insisted on prioritizi ...

Mark Shirley and Ole Time Smokehouse v. Town of Farmville, et al. Food truck entrepreneur defends livelihood from North Carolina town’s unlawful interference

Mark Shirley was making a good living as the general manager of an auto dealership in Eastern North Carolina, but even his comfortable salary couldn’t feed his lifelong passion for cooking. So, in September 2019, after a year of exhaustive research into the restaurant industry, Mark left his profitable job to launch a food truck business call ...

Riddick v. City of Malibu Holding local California governments accountable for banning “granny flats”

Jason and Elizabeth Riddick live in Malibu, California, with their three children. Elizabeth’s mother, Renee Sperling, is aging with several disabilities, including immunodeficiency. The Riddicks seek to add an attached ADU onto their existing single-family home in order to provide Renee a safe and private place to live. The Riddicks’ m ...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Responding to Emergency: A Blueprint for Liberty in a Time of Crisis

February 11, 2022 New York University School of Law Campus All Day, beginning 9:00 a.m. EST

Pacific Legal Foundation’s Center for the Separation of Powers and New York University School of Law’s Journal of Law & Liberty seek papers for a symposium on “Responding to Emergency: A Bluepri…

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