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Rescuing Liberty from Coast to Coast
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    Author:  Paul Beard II On Thursday, June 23, 2011, a full-day conference on the California Coastal Commission will take place in Sacramento, California.  Sponsored by UC Davis and Capitol Weekly, the conference's goal  is "to provide a balanced and rigorous … Continue reading

    The post PLF to participate in Coastal Commission conference appeared first on PLF Liberty Blog.


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    Last week I attended the California Coastal Commission meeting at the Taj Mahal in Newport Beach. On Wednesday, the meeting attracted a crowd full of union and environmental activists, to discuss Poseidon Water’s application to build a $900 million desalination … Continue reading

    The post Coastal Commission November wrap-up appeared first on PLF Liberty Blog.


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    As Coastal Land Rights Week concludes, it is important to recognize that a tremendous amount of work remains to be done. Governments around the country seem set on taking property along the coast at no cost. Currently the greatest publicity … Continue reading

    The post Agencies use global warming anxiety to strangle property rights appeared first on PLF Liberty Blog.


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    The shoreline of the Great Lakes has given rise to many interesting property rights disputes between property owners and hungry governments looking to take private property without obeying the Constitution. Add the case of LBLHA, LLC, v. Town of Long Beach, Indiana, to that … Continue reading

    The post State and local Indiana governments are hungry appeared first on PLF Liberty Blog.


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    We are thrilled to report that former PLF client, Roc Sansotta, has reached a settlement agreement with the Town of Nags Head, North Carolina, to the tune of $1.5 million! Under the agreement, the Town will essentially buy Sansotta’s beachfront … Continue reading

    The post Victory in Sansotta v. Town of Nags Head appeared first on PLF Liberty Blog.


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    Should the public have the right to cross private property simply because it is next to a navigable water body? The California Court of Appeal may decide just that when it takes up the ongoing controversy over access to Martins … Continue reading

    The post PLF enters Martins Beach access controversy appeared first on PLF Liberty Blog.


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    Today, PLF filed an amicus brief in the California Court of Appeal defending the property rights of La Jolla coastal landowners Ure and Dianne Kretowicz. The Kretowiczs purchased their blufftop home from a bank after a foreclosure in 1994, unaware … Continue reading

    The post Can the Coastal Commission attach a dormant easement as a condition to a permit? appeared first on PLF Liberty Blog.


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    For several years now, PLF attorneys have been following Marin County’s efforts to amend its Local Coastal Program. In the past, we have submitted comment letters both to the Coastal Commission and the Marin County Board of Supervisors detailing our … Continue reading

    The post PLF comments again on Marin County coastal plan appeared first on PLF Liberty Blog.


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    Indiana Wants Me is a great pretty good not-half-bad not awful reasonably memorable Top 10 song from the 1970s. In light of Pacific Legal Foundation‘s recent experiences in the Hoosier State, methinks an enterprising pop artist could reprise the song and … Continue reading

    The post Indiana wants to take private property for free appeared first on PLF Liberty Blog.


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    The San Francisco Daily Journal published my op-ed today on last week’s California Court of Appeal decision in the Friends of Martin’s Beach case. As I have written before, in this case an advocacy group sued property owner Vinod Khosla claiming that the public … Continue reading

    The post Daily Journal publishes PLF op-ed on Martin’s Beach decision appeared first on PLF Liberty Blog.