Private Property Rights

Victory: PLF and People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners defeat unconstitutional Endangered Species Act regulation

Published November 5, 2014 at Liberty Blog.  Written by Jonathan Wood For the first time, a federal court has struck down federal regulation of a species under the Endangered Species Act, holding that the Constitution doesn’t give the federal government limitless powers. People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners members are property owners and local government in southwestern […]

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Va. Farmer Says Green Group Urged County to Harass Her With Zoning Citations

By Kevin Mooney | The Daily Signal | Juy 17, 2014 http://dailysignal.com/2014/07/17/va-farmer-says-green-group-urged-county-harass-zoning-citations/ A well-funded, politically influential environmental group based in Fauquier County, Va., stands accused of colluding with government officials and real estate moguls to force a local farmer into selling a highly coveted parcel of land. The Piedmont Environmental Council, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt […]

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Why the California Raisins Have Stopped Singing Using 1930s-era regulations, the USDA can commandeer up to half a farmer’s harvest.

By  JAMES BOVARD Earlier this month the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture taking 47% of a farmer’s harvest does not violate the Fifth Amendment’s takings clause as long as the government aims to drive up crop prices. The May 9 decision was the latest absurdity in a decade-long legal […]

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Wyoming welder faces $75,000 a day in EPA fines for building pond on his property

By Barnini Chakraborty | Published March 14, 2014 | FoxNews.com All Andy Johnson wanted to do was build a stock pond on his sprawling eight-acre Wyoming farm. He and his wife Katie spent hours constructing it, filling it with crystal-clear water, and bringing in brook and brown trout, ducks and geese. It was a place where his horses could […]

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In Wild West, A Wild Property Grab

January 28, 2014 | By Christina Sandefur, Goldwater Institute  Alarmed by a U.S. Supreme Court decision that left property across America vulnerable to government seizure, in 2006 Arizona voters overwhelmingly enacted Prop. 207, one of the nation’s strongest protections for property rights. That law ensured that government can only take private property for truly public uses, […]

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New York Officials Move To Seize WWII Vet’s Property – And With Taxpayer Dollars

Jan. 21, 2014 12:23pm Becket Adams World War II veteran Frank Whitney is fighting taxpayer-funded attempts by a New York village to seize his private property. Officials in the village of Saltaire on Fire Island, N.Y., are trying to take Whitney’s Saltaire Market grocery using eminent domain so they can build a municipality-owned market, the New York […]

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Sedona property rights case before Arizona court

By: Associated Press Originally published: Jun 11, 2012 – 1:26 pm PHOENIX – A court case involving vacation rentals in Sedona could affect Arizona property owners and cities far from the north-central Arizona city known for its picturesque red rocks. At issue in recently filed legal briefs in the case is whether a Sedona ordinance […]

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Our Condolences

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Mr. Jay Dushoff.  Mr. Dushoff was widely recognized as one of the most ardent supporters of private property rights, demonstrated through years of litigation and legal work in Arizona.  Mr. Dushoff supported the ORANGE Coalition and it’s mission from the beginning, and his presence as a trusted advisor will […]

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ORANGE Annual Luncheon A Smashing Success!

The ORANGE Coalition held it’s annual luncheon on Wednesday, January 4th at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.  The agenda boasted nationally recognized speakers, state representatives, and key stakeholders in matters relating to private property rights.  The lunch meeting was attended by not only ORANGE Board members and officers, but elected officials, experts in private property rights […]

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Arizona Supreme Court denies Glendale appeal in casino case

GLENDALE – The Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday denied Glendale’s request to hear an appeal related to a proposed tribal reservation near the city’s sports district. The high court said the city must pay the Tohono O’odham Nation’s legal fees in the case. Glendale opposes the tribe’s quest to take land it owns near 95th and […]

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