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OCA Amicus Brief: Property Rights Are Civil Rights Deserving the Highest Constitutional Protections

November 29th, 2012 — In News & Events

OCA Amicus Brief: Property Rights Are Civil Rights Deserving the Highest Constitutional Protections

The Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA) filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the landowner in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, No. 11-1447 (cert. granted October 5, 2012) urging the United States Supreme Court to reverse a Florida Supreme Court decision which found that the local government agency need not comply with two landmark U.S. Supreme Court property rights decisions when demanding money or other “exactions” in return for granting property owners permission to develop their land.

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November 28th, 2012 — In News & Events

OCA Supports Florida Landowner as Amicus in Supreme Court Property Rights Case

The Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA) filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the landowner in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District (11-1447) urging the United States Supreme Court to reverse a Florida Supreme Court decision which found that the local government agency need not comply with two landmark U.S. Supreme Court property rights decisions when demanding money or other “exactions” in return for granting property owners permission to develop their land.

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November 5th, 2012 — In News & Events

Eminent Domain is Question 1 on Election Day in Virginia

Tomorrow when Virginians go to the polls Commonwealth voters will have an opportunity to not only cast their vote for the many candidates running for political office but also for a constitutional amendment relating to eminent domain.

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October 31st, 2012 — In News & Events

Inaugural Volume of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal Published

The William & Mary Law School Property Rights Project recently announced the publication of the inaugural volume of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal. This inaugural volume of the Journal reflects upon the 2011 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference which was held in Beijing, China during which the Brigham-Kanner Price was bestowed upon Justice sandra Day O’Connor.

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October 31st, 2012 — In News & Events

The William & Mary Property Rights Project Launches The Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal

The William & Mary Property Rights Project recently announced the publication of the inaugural volume of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal. The Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal, named in honor of Owners’ Counsel Members Toby Prince Brigham and Gideon Kanner or their lifetime contributions to private property rights, their efforts to advance the constitutional protection of property, and their accomplishments in preserving the important role that private property plays in protecting individual and civil rights.

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October 19th, 2012 — In News & Events

Eminent Domain Match-Up: Burger King over North Kansas City

North Kansas City is suffering from what one reporter has referred to as “legal heartburn” after a Clay County (Missouri) Circuit Judge found that the City of North Kansas City did not have the power to condemn a Burger King restaurant in an area the City wishes to redevelop.

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October 9th, 2012 — In News & Events

Timely Discussions Scheduled at the 9th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

The Ninth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference is taking place this week (Thursday & Friday, Oct. 11-12, 2012) in Williamsburg, Virginia and once again the Conference has coordinated an outstanding group of speakers and discussion topics.

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October 3rd, 2012 — In News & Events

Oral Arguments in SCOTUS Flooding Case Today: Does the Goverment Have a Duty to Pay Compensation For Damages Caused by Temporary Takings by Flooding?

Oral arguments have just begun in the Supreme Court case Arkansas Game & Fish Comm’n v. United States, No. 11-597 (cert. granted Apr. 2, 2012). The case concerns the temporary flooding by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) of property owned by the State of Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC) and subsequent damage to the trees existing on the flooded land.

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September 11th, 2012 — In News & Events

9th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

Annually, The Property Rights Project at William & Mary Law School hosts the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference and presents the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize to a leading property scholar. The 9th Annual Conference will take place October 11 & 12, 2012 at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia during which Professor James E. Krier will be awarded the Property Rights Prize.

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September 1st, 2012 — In News & Events

9th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference October 11-12, 2012

Annually, the Property Rights Project at William & Mary Law School hosts the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference and presents the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize to a leading property scholar. The 9th Annual Conference will take place October 11 & 12, 2012 at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia during which Professor James E. Krier will be awarded the Property Rights Prize.

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