Tag: Pacific Legal

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) is a national nonprofit legal organization that defends Americans threatened by government overreach and abuse. Since its founding in 1973, it has challenged the government when it violates citizens’ constitutional rights. With active cases in 39 states plus DC, it represents clients in state and federal courts, with 11 victories out of 13 cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Clean Water Act: Time to re-think

The Clean Water Act turns 50 this fall—and like most things at age 50, it no longer functions like it once did. Congress passed the...

Property owner sues East Orange, New Jersey, for stealing $80,000 in equity

An East Orange property owner filed a lawsuit challenging a state tax scheme that allowed the city to take her entire property for paying...
Pruitt-Igoe

A cautionary housing tale

Can society be designed? Can an expert engineer alleviate people’s pains and struggles with a good-enough central plan and blueprint? Minoru Yamasaki thought so. Yamasaki was...

CDC eviction ban struck down nationwide

On May 5, federal judge Dabney Friedrich ruled in the case of Alabama Association of Realtors v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

Fighting the CDC eviction ban

In the midst of the COVID pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) took the unprecedented step of banning evictions nation-wide, characterizing the action...
Bullewijk Apartments

Facts don’t care

I was raised in a multi-generational family business. There I learned classic principles of market economics long before I learned what it was called....

Victory: Court sets aside the CDC’s ban on evictions​​​​

A federal judge ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overstepped its authority in issuing a nationwide eviction ban. The ruling is...

Property rights grab

With so many Americans out of work and unable to pay their rent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instituted a nationwide eviction...

Commercial property owner sues L.A. County over eviction ban

The owner of a commercial building filed a lawsuit challenging Los Angeles County’s moratorium on commercial evictions. The lawsuit is the first to challenge a commercial...

Landlords sue CDC over illegal eviction ban

In a lawsuit filed on Friday, October 23, landlords are challenging the nationwide ban on evictions imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Landlords sue to end state’s eviction ban

Two landlords filed a lawsuit challenging California courts’ refusal to hear eviction proceedings. In its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency that oversees...
supreme court

Setback in Seattle

The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the City of Seattle and against property owners who challenged two laws intended to...

Interior announces improvements to the Endangered Species Act

Today the Department of the Interior announced changes that will improve the way the Endangered Species Act is applied—changes that will benefit property owners...
New York City

De Blazsio takes on landlords

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City has been in the news recently with comments he has made about bad landlords and his...

Supreme Court rehears crucial property rights case

On January 16, the U.S. Supreme Court reheard oral argument in a crucial property rights case affecting property owners across the country. At issue...

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