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Rescheduled: Fox News spotlights PLF’s Koontz victory

Sacramento, CA; July 5, 2013:
In a segment that has been rescheduled to this Sunday, July 7, Fox News Supreme Court reporter Shannon Bream will interview Pacific Legal Foundation Principal Attorney Paul J. Beard II about PLF’s precedent-setting victory for property rights at the U.S. Supreme Court, in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District.

The court issued its historic decision in PLF’s Koontz case in the last week of June. The decision provides property owners new protections from extortionate demands by land use permitting officials. In particular, it makes it clear that unjust demands for money are prohibited by the Constitution’s Takings Clause just as much as unjust demands for property or other concessions.

Beard successfully argued the case on behalf of Coy Koontz Jr., whom PLF represented free of charge, as with all our clients.

The interview is set for Fox News Channel, Sunday, July 7, 1:40 p.m. (EDT) (10:40 a.m. PDT).

About Pacific Legal Foundation
Donor-supported Pacific Legal Foundation is the leading legal watchdog organization that litigates for limited government, property rights, and a balanced approach to environmental regulations, in courts across the country.

The decision in Koontz marks PLF’s seventh consecutive direct representation victory at the U.S. Supreme Court for liberty and limited government.