Your home is your castle—unless the government thinks it should be a shopping center. Learn how citizens and local governments can protect homes and businesses from government takeovers.
The Tempe City Council has approved condemnation of private businesses to make way for a new shopping center. The move violates a key provision of the Arizona Constitution that prohibits taking property from one private owner and turning it over to another private owner. The City's move is likely to face several court challenges.
Under the state constitution, Arizona’s elected officials have the responsibility to protect individual rights and promote limited government. The Goldwater Institute presents 100 Ideas for 100 Days so policymakers at every level of government can enter 2011 with a bundle of suggestions to increase the state’s prosperity and expand freedom.
Phoenix--Today the Goldwater Institute released its 2010 "100 Ideas for 100 Days," an annual handbook designed to provide Arizona's elected officials with a stable of ideas to help meet their constitutional obligation to protect individual rights and promote limited government.
Protecting individual rights and promoting limited government aren’t just buzzwords. Those are the constitutional obligations of our elected officials. The Arizona Constitution explains this clearly in Article II, Section 2.
After winning the Goodman v. City of Tucson case, the Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick joined KJZZ's Here and Now program to talk about it.
A Pima County Superior Court judge refused this week to throw out a lawsuit by a Tucson mini-dorm developer who sued the city claiming city demolition rules lowered his property values.
Tucson--A Pima County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of Goldwater Institute client Mike Goodman, who filed suit against the City of Tucson under Arizona's Proposition 207, the Private Property Rights Protection Act passed by Arizona voters
The next shoe to drop in the legal fight over special tax breaks and subsidies for developers could be over the 100 percent tax exemptions ponied up for high-profile projects such as ASU SkySong in Scottsdale and enjoyed by professional sports teams.
Tucson developer Mike Goodman did everything right. But that didn't stop Tucson bureaucrats from pulling the rug out from underneath him and his construction project.
He bought land from the city, fully disclosed his plans to develop student housing to city officials, secured building permits and began building student housing in accordance with his approved permits and plans.