A nurse in Michigan. A farmer in Massachusetts. A grandmother in Minnesota. These are real people the government stole from by seizing property to settle tax debts. In case after case, the value of the seized property was far higher than the unpaid tax bill, but the government pocketed the difference.
This is home equity theft, and it’s a violation of fundamental property rights.
On Wednesday, April 26, Pacific Legal Foundation senior attorney Christina Martin will be at the Supreme Court to argue the case of 94-year-old Geraldine Tyler, who lost her Minneapolis condo and all equity in it because of a $15,000 property tax debt. More than 25 organizations, individuals, and state governments have filed amicus briefs in support of Geraldine’s case, Tyler v. Hennepin County.
At 4:30 p.m., after oral arguments, join Christina and other experts for a panel discussion on how oral arguments went, which questions in the amicus briefs were referenced by Supreme Court Justices, and how the case will affect the future of property rights. A celebratory reception will follow.