Tag: property rights

Planning for the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference in Beijing is underway

Posted on Mar 23, 2011 in News & Events

The Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference began in 2004 at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary. Annually the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference awards the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize to an individual whose work has advanced the cause of property rights and has contributed to the overall awareness of the important role property rights occupy in the broader scheme of individual liberty.

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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will be honored with the 2011 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize

Posted on Dec 3, 2010 in News & Events

William & Mary Law School has announced that Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will receive the 2011 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize at the 8th annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights conference, scheduled for October 14-15, 2011 in Beijing. The 2011 conference is co-sponsored by Tsinghua University School of Law and will take place during the university’s 100th anniversary celebration.

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Happy Birthday to Robert Thomas @ inversecondemnation.com

Posted on Sep 3, 2010 in News & Events

Albeit a bit belated, we send our best wishes for another great year in blogging to our fellow law blogger Robert Thomas who celebrated the 4th anniversary of the birth of his blog www.inversecondemnaton.com on August 31.

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OCA at ICSC in Orlando

Posted on Aug 23, 2010 in News & Events

Owners’ Counsel of America is attending the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Florida Convention in Orlando today and tomorrow. More details about the convention, speakers and topics later today.

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Washington’s Supreme Court “stroll through Sherwood Forest” to settle a property rights case

Posted on Aug 20, 2010 in News & Events

The Washington Supreme Court issued an opinion Thursday in Proctor v. Huntington, No. 82326-0 (August 19, 2010), a case involving a property line dispute between neighbors. The Court was split 5-4 with the majority finding in favor of the encroaching property owner and upholding the opinions of a Skamania County judge and the Court of Appeals.

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7th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference September 30 & October 1, 2010

Posted on Aug 9, 2010 in News & Events

The annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference presented by the William & Mary Property Rights Project and the Institute of The Bill of Rights Law will be held September 30 – October 1, 2010 at the William & Mary Law School in historic Williamsburg, VA.

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US loses spot among top nations protecting private property rights

Posted on Jul 25, 2010 in News & Events

According to the 2010 Index of Economic Freedom published by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, 16 countries rank higher than the United States in protecting private property rights. From the report: “The United States’ economic freedom score is 78.0, making its economy the 8th freest in the 2010 Index. Its score is 2.7 points lower than last year, reflecting notable decreases in financial freedom, monetary freedom, and property rights.”

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SCOTUS Nominee Kagan on Property Rights

Posted on Jul 2, 2010 in News & Events

During the Senate confirmation hearings held this week, Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan did provide a somewhat direct response to Senator Grassley’s questions concerning her position on property rights. From the exchange between Sen. Grassley and Ms. Kagan:

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Where does SCOTUS nominee Elena Kagan stand on property rights?

Posted on May 11, 2010 in News & Events

Everyone is talking about President Obama’s announcement that he has nominated Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court. Likewise, everyone is talking about Ms. Kagan – her credentials, her experience, and her philosophies (or, at least the lack of knowledge of her personal views and philosophies).

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Texas votes to limit eminent domain

Posted on Nov 4, 2009 in News & Events

In Tuesday’s election, Texas voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of Proposition 11, a constitutional amendment limiting the state’s eminent domain powers. Prop 11 (H.J.R. 14, Article 1) limits the use of eminent domain for public use and specifically defines “public use” to specifically not include “the taking of private property for…transfer to a private entity for the purpose of economic development or enhancement of tax revenue purposes.” (See “Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments”, the Texas Legislative Council, pps. 27, 57-60.)

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