Tag: property rights

Sen. McCain: Private property rights need protection

Posted on Oct 22, 2009 in News & Events

The opinion piece below appeared in today’s Arizona Daily Star and is attributed to Senator John McCain. Senator McCain clearly disagrees with the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Kelo and even calls upon the Court to revisit “its decision in the near term because it is irresponsible for the court to abandon long-held limitations on government power.” Although it is unlikely that the Court will revisit Kelo “in the near term,” the Justices will have an opportunity review a case before the Court concerning the issue of private property rights when oral arguments in Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida Dep’t of Environmental Protection take place before the Court on December 2, 2009.

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6th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference honored Prof. Richard Pipes

Posted on Oct 20, 2009 in News & Events

The sixth annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference and presentation of the 2009 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize was held this past weekend, October 16 & 17, at the College of William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. The 2009 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize was presented to Professor Richard E. Pipes, Professor Emeritus of History at Harvard University in the historic Sir Christopher Wren Building – America’s oldest academic building – on the William and Mary campus.

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Altantic Yards arguments before Court of Appeals in Albany today

Posted on Oct 14, 2009 in News & Events

Today’s oral arguments before the New York Court of Appeals in Goldstein, et al. v. New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a/ Empire State Development Corporation begin at 2:00 PM (EST) and are available via webcast.

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William & Mary Law School to host Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

Posted on Sep 18, 2009 in News & Events

(Williamsburg, VA) – William & Mary Law School will host the Sixth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Oct. 16-17 in Williamsburg, Va. The conference is presented by the William & Mary Property Rights Project and the Institute of Bill of Rights Law.

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Connecticut Office of Ombudsman for Property Rights Closes

Posted on Sep 10, 2009 in News & Events

In a statement on its website, the Connecticut Office of Ombudsman For Property Rights announced the closure of the office effective September 8, 2009 as a result of budgetary constraints. Robert S. Poliner who held the position of the first and only Connecticut Ombudsman for Property Rights served only two years.

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Willets Point property owners concerned about Sotomayor’s stance on propertyrights

Posted on Jul 21, 2009 in News & Events

Yesterday, Willets Point United Against Eminent Domain Abuse, a group of business and property owners dedicated to fighting eminent domain abuse in the neighborhood of Willets Point, in Queens, NY, met on the steps of City Hall to raise their concerns about the nomination of Judge Sonya Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Willets Point United joins other property rights groups, legal scholars and experts in questioning Judge Sotomayor’s position on property rights, specifically with respect to her participation in the Second Circuit opinion in Didden v. Village of Port Chester.

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Mississippi Governor expected to veto eminent domain legislation today

Posted on Mar 23, 2009 in News & Events

The Mississippi Business Journal Online published the following article on March 20th regarding eminent domain legislation recently passed by the Mississippi Legislature in favor of private property ownership.

Barbour promises veto of HB 803
by Clay Chandler

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Alaska House Passes Property Rights Bill

Posted on Mar 3, 2009 in News & Events

Source: Alaska State Legislature’s House MajorityJuneau, Alaska – The Alaska State House today unanimously passed House Bill (HB) 49, legislation that strengthens Alaska property rights by adding permanent recreational structures to the inaccessible list for the exercise of eminent domain by local governments for the purpose of recreational development. Eminent domain could still be exercised for the purposes of economic development, like building schools, roads or utility infrastructure/upgrades.

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WisDOT pushes for new law to cap legal fees for eminent domain takings

Posted on Jan 15, 2009 in News & Events

DOT wants to cap legal fees for takings

by Dustin Block
Dolan Media Newswire
January 14, 2009

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation wants to make it more difficult for property owners to contest the price the state agency offers when it acquires their land for public construction projects.

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Eminent Domain: The One Thing They Agree On

Posted on Jan 12, 2009 in News & Events

The Owners’ Counsel of America was honored with the opportunity to present the Crystal Eagle Award to Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 for their dedication to the protection of private property rights and for exposing the many eminent domain abuses of our government. OCA Members Alan Ackerman (MI), Michael Rikon (NY), and Edward McKirdy (NJ) accompanied by Anthony Della Pelle (NJ), presented each gentleman with a Crystal Eagle statue engraved with an inscription recognizing each for his contributions to the protection of private property rights.

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