Property rights are the foundation of liberty.
So much so that our nation’s Founders wove property rights protections throughout the Constitution. They understood that the right to own, enjoy, and productively use property is essential to personal security, dignity, and prosperity, and protects the freedom to shape our destiny.
Today, however, our fundamental property rights often are relegated to second-class status, with limited legal protection compared to other cherished rights like free speech and due process.
The defense of property rights has been central to Pacific Legal Foundation’s mission of preserving individual liberty since our founding in 1973. PLF defends property rights in case after case, including 12 Supreme Court victories—and counting.
And our work is far from over. From just compensation to judgment enforceability and from ill-conceived precedents such as Penn Central to the Fourth Amendment’s role in protecting private property interests, property rights will remain at the forefront of the legal landscape in 2023.
Join us for the second installment of our Emerging Issues series. A top-notch team of PLF rights attorneys will examine the legal trends and strategies to best meet the challenges lurking on the property rights horizon.
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