Tag: property rights

Owners’ Counsel of America Honors PLF Attorney, James Burling, For His Dedication to Private Property Rights

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 in News & Events

The Owners’ Counsel of America recently honored one of the country’s leading Constitutional attorneys, James S. Burling, Esq., for his commitment to protecting individual liberty, especially the right of private property ownership. For over 29 years, James Burling has battled the government on behalf of private property owners across the United States in eminent domain, land use regulation and regulatory takings challenges.

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

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 in News & Events

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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Eminent Domain is Question 1 on Election Day in Virginia

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 in News & Events

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

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 in News & Events

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

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 in News & Events

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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9th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

Posted on Sep 11, 2012 in News & Events

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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In 15 Words or Less: Texas Judge Upholds Keystone XL Condemnation

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 in News & Events

In addition to the other eminent domain issue that has been all over the news of late, the Keystone XL pipeline and the grant of eminent domain power to TransCanada for the project has been one of the big eminent domain story this year.

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Honolulu Museum Film Series Focuses on Current Legal Issues, Including Eminent Domain

Posted on Aug 16, 2012 in News & Events

If you are in Honolulu early next month and looking for something other than beautiful beaches, golf, and hiking trails (among the many other amazing attractions) to enjoy, check out the Honolulu Museum of Art film series: “The First Thing We Do, Let’s Film All The Lawyers.”

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Owners’ Counsel of America files Amicus Brief in Support of Property Owner in Arkansas Flooding Case

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 in News & Events

Last week the Owners’ Counsel of America filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the property owner in Arkansas Game & Fish Comm’n v. United States, No. 11-597 (cert. granted April 2, 2012) urging the United States Supreme Court to reverse a decision by a Federal Circuit Court which erroneously found that the federal government’s recurrent flooding did not constitute a compensable taking of private property simply because of its temporary nature.

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New Legislation Introduced to Protect Private Property from Economic Development Takings

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 in News & Events

Last week, Senators John Cornyn of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky introduced legislation to strengthen private property rights by limiting the power of eminent domain. The Protection of Homes, Small Businesses and Private Property Act of 2012 seeks to prevent the federal government from using its eminent domain power and state and local governments from using federal funds to fund the use of eminent domain for economic development.

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