Post by High Priestess on Apr 14, 2018 17:14:01 GMT
Governments in many regions may take actions which show disrespect or violation of laws on private property. Rent control, discriminatory zoning laws, and eminent domain seizures are examples of ways that the government may trample rights of property owners. There are some organizations which fight these abuses. One is the Institute for Justice:
IJ has filed over 30 cases to defend private property rights, including the infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision of Kelo v. New London.
In addition, we launched new cases against government land grabs in Connecticut and Georgia, challenged Dallas’ oppressive use of “amortization” against a popular auto mechanic, and filed a lawsuit against rental inspections in Minnesota.
Today, two of the greatest threats to private property rights are the abuse of eminent domain and civil forfeiture laws. Eminent domain is the power of the government to take private property for a “public use,” like bridges or roads. But in the 1990s and early 2000s, local governments increasingly used eminent domain for private development. In Kelo v. New London, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government could condemn homes and businesses, not for a genuine public use but to hand them over to private developers. We are committed to defending property owners who face eminent domain for private gain.
They took on an abusive law in Nashville, which was preventing people from having home-based businesses. "
Post by High Priestess on Apr 14, 2018 17:28:12 GMT
There may be many legal groups that fight for property rights...do a Google search under "legal groups fighting for property rights" and see what you get. Some of what you find may be organizations, other things you find may be specific law firms. But anyhow it could be interesting to spend some time searching and see what you can come up with.