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Paul Beard: Huge Supreme Court Win for Property Owners

July 5, 2013

For nearly 20 years, a water management district in Orange County, Florida, has been making extortionate demands of a Florida family who want to develop a small portion of their land. The family has refused to give in to the demands, and now the U.S. Supreme Court has declared they don't have to. Paul Beard, the attorney who argued the case for the Koontz family, discusses the implications of the ruling and the new protections property owners have against overly demanding local, state and federal governments.