Property rights

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov Roy Cooper and other Medicaid expansion proponents claim that expansion would cost no new state tax dollars. A new analysis from the John Locke Foundation rebuts that claim. Jordan Roberts discusses the new report in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson analyzes…
    Mitch Kokai, October 2, 2020
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    Wake County Property Rights Case Making Headlines

    The Center Square recently ran a story on an Apex homeowner who has been fighting for her property rights for half a decade. The Center Square’s Nyamekye Daniel writes: An Apex homeowner’s five-year dispute with the town continues despite several courts ruling the town violated the North Carolina constitution by…
    Brenee Goforth, August 17, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As Carolina Journal Radio marks its 900th weekly episode, Amy Cooke looks ahead to the future of the program’s role in promoting individual freedom, personal responsibility, and limited constitutional government. Jon Guze explains why the John Locke Foundation is taking part in an eminent domain case…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2020
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    Wake County Property Owner Challenges Eminent Domain Power

    Wake County property owner Beverly Rubin has been fighting a legal battle with the city of Apex for five years after the city used eminent domain to place a sewer line through her property. While this legal battle should have been over with a court decision in Ms. Rubin’s favor,…
    Brenee Goforth, July 31, 2020
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    Property Is More Than Just “Things”

    It’s a sentiment that has been shared time and time again: “People are more important than property.” Gov. Roy Cooper even shared these words on Twitter in late May following several riots that raged across the state. While it’s true that many would have their house burn down than…
    Brenee Goforth, June 24, 2020
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    Why it’s dangerous not to protect people’s property

    Roy Cordato's piece today on Roy Cooper’s self-serving distinction between people and property is a strong read.
    Jon Sanders, June 22, 2020
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    Supreme Court Affirms Compensation for Victims of MAP Act

    The MAP Act has been a thorn in the side of North Carolina’s property rights laws since it was enacted in the late ‘80s. A recent article in the Fayetteville Observer quotes the writings of JLF’s Director of Legal Studies, Jon Guze, to describe the impact of the law:…
    Brenee Goforth, May 7, 2020
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    Unanimous state Supreme Court rules mostly against N.C. DOT in latest Map Act case

    The N.C. Supreme Court unanimously agrees that the N.C. Department of Transportation must pay a Fayetteville couple for taking their property. That taking took place in 1992 when DOT included the property in a corridor map tied to the controversial state Map Act. But the high court ruling does…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2020