The new Mercer case (Township of Robbinsville v. Mercer MHC (Mercer Mobile Home Park), illustrates the use of eminent domain as a tool of ultimate government control and dominance. It declares that housing affordability for the masses is reason to extinguish private property and nationalize. Our "existential threat" is clear.
Very Important News. It is a well-established proposition that rent controlsstopnew housing. Builders will flee a regulation-insatiable city which embraces rent control. What about a state? Oregon recently passed rent controls for residential rental housing amid a wave of gentrification and re-invention. Not surprising. American Innovation and ingenuity is unremarkably targeted for regulation to inexorable strangulation: it is a veritable hallmark of our beloved Republic.
The avant garde of the crusade to strip owners of property rights continues, with this latest failed experiment into novel legal theory---that the rent is too high. Apparently titllated by the propsect of a long trial on a pipedream of an idea (even more draconian business regulations), it took an appellate court's clear but simple analysis to derail the lower court's foray into legal fantasy--that the "rent is too high." Mistaking the courtroom for the halls of congress, the political issue was tried to a jury with predicatble results. Yes, the jury said the rent was way "too high." The appellate court swatted them all from this fever dream, with a rather muted but caustic finding:
Information Bulletin 2018-03 providesdetail regarding the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Act established by AB 3066 (Chapter 774, Statutes of 2018).
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