Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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.

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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...

Unconstitutional tenant relocation scheme hurts families, housing

When the Air Force assigned Lyndsey and Sharon Ballinger to Washington, D.C., in 2015, the Ballingers kept their Oakland, California, house and rented it...
Seattle skyline

Free market not welcome

The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) has filed suit in federal court against the city of Seattle over a ban on the use of rent...
Justice

Seattle to appeal rejection of first-in-time law

The Seattle Times reports that Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes will appeal the ruling which declared the city's first-in-time, first-in-line renter protection law to...

Criminals vs. property owners

But adjudication processes by regulatory agencies are different, and sometimes result in property owners being treated worse than criminals. In criminal law, due process works...

When buying a property goes very wrong

The only pre-demolition notice went to the former owner who lost the building to the city 18 years earlier in a tax sale. The...

Regulation nation

A lawyer for Duarte Nursery said the case is important because it could set a precedent requiring other farmers to obtain costly, time-consuming permits...

The ever-prescient landlord

In August 2016, Seattle, Wash., a city where the U.S. Census bureau estimates that 48 percent of the population are renters, the city council...

Affordable housing’s not so affordable solution

Looking for an easy solution to this complicated problem, hundreds of cities and counties have adopted so-called “inclusionary zoning” ordinances, demanding that developers build...

The big take

That is until they learned that zoning changed during their ownership, recategorizing their parcel as wetland, and making it of no market value. Still,...

Let’s get something straight about the Clean Water Act

The Clean Water Act expressly prohibits the discharge of a pollutant to “navigable waters” of the United States without a federal permit. The Act...

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