The Goldwater Institute today filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lawsuit challenging a Seattle ordinance that bars landlords from asking renters whether they have a criminal record. The Ninth Circ...
What can spoons and sheep teach us about property rights? Timothy Sandefur has the answer. This week, we released the first in a series of new videos called “Foundations of Freedom,” featuring Sandefur discussi...
A Maricopa County judge declared Phoenix’s homeless “Zone” an illegal public nuisance this afternoon after property and business owners in the area sued the city for encouraging hundreds of homeless people to resi...
The Goldwater Institute filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday urging the justices to review a Ninth Circuit ruling that—at least according to Phoenix city leaders—makes it harder for local governments ...
Civil forfeiture is a law that allows police to take, keep, and profit from someone’s property without even charging them with a crime—much less convicting them of one. Once the property is seized, it is up to the owner of the property to hire a lawyer and go to court to attempt to get his or her property back. The Goldwater Institute is fighting back against this unjust practice. Learn more about it here.
The sharing economy creates new economic opportunities by connecting property owners and travelers through Internet home-sharing platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway. Unfortunately, government bans on home-sharing deprive people of their fundamental right to safely use their property as they see fit. The Goldwater Institute is fighting back to protect the right to share your home. Read more about it here.
Too often, government unjustly seizes private property, acting far outside the scope of its authority. The Goldwater Institute’s Property Ownership Fairness Act prevents unjust seizure of land by ensuring government can only take private property for purely public use and requiring government to compensate property owners when government regulations cause a decrease in their property value. Read more about it here.
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