The immense homeless encampment in downtown Phoenix, known as “The Zone,” is now the subject of two lawsuits—one in state court, and the other in federal court. The state lawsuit was brought by a group of proper...
Californians are fed up with watching homeless encampments take over their streets. Vast swaths of once-beautiful cities are now overrun, with violent crime skyrocketing and needles and feces littering the sidewalks. Loc...
Downtown Phoenix’s residents experienced a glimmer of hope in the ongoing homeless crisis last month after a court declared the city to blame. If the city doesn’t appeal the court’s order, it may be the end of the...
Cities nationwide are struggling under a homelessness epidemic, but the situation is particularly grim in Phoenix, where city leaders set aside a section of downtown as an unofficial open-air shelter known colloquially ...
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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