Joseph William Singer
Americans hate regulation. We don’t like being told what to do. We value our freedom, and regulations stop us from doing things we want to do. When you are subject to a regulation, you feel anything but free. But if we hate regulation so much, why do we have so many of them? Why don’t we just get rid of them all? That is a puzzle. (read more)
5 BRIGHAM-KANNER PROPERTY RIGHTS CONF. J. 1 (2016).
Frank I. Michaelman
Joseph Singer’s recent writings on regulation and takings turn my mind once again to questions I have broached previously in this Journal about the point of American constitutional protections for property. Immediately, then, my topic has to narrow down. Some constitutions elsewhere include clauses of so-called “institutional guarantee,” positively committing the state to the upkeep by its legal system of forms of institutional order we would recognize as private property, along with full and fair access by all to that order and its benefits. (read more)
5 BRIGHAM-KANNER PROPERTY RIGHTS CONF. J. 27 (2016).
Michael M. Berger
For the past half century, the country has been in a turmoil over what increasing numbers of Americans perceive as excessive government intrusion into the private sphere, notably with regard to the use of eminent domain and severe land use regulations. Many defenders of such government intrusions embrace noble motivations, such as being “for the environment” (if not the entire planet) and therefore favor severe land use regulations. (read more)
5 BRIGHAM-KANNER PROPERTY RIGHTS CONF. J. 45 (2016).
Laura S. Underkuffler
It is a great pleasure to honor Professor Joe Singer’s work today. His work has illuminated the deep structures and questions that the idea of property presents, in a way matched by few others. Scholars in the United States and elsewhere are profoundly indebted to his work. (read more)
5 BRIGHAM-KANNER PROPERTY RIGHTS CONF. J. 109 (2016).
Jan G. Laitos
Throughout the Intermountain West, an interesting and disconcerting trend is occurring in resort communities that are also world-class skiing meccas, such as Breckenridge, Aspen, Telluride in Colorado or Summit County in Utah. Wealthy second-home buyers, dubbed “amenity migrants,” have driven up prices so much in these communities that virtually no one else can afford to either buy or rent homes there. (read more)
5 BRIGHAM-KANNER PROPERTY RIGHTS CONF. J. 125 (2016).
Peter S. Menell
Professor Joseph Singer’s property scholarship explores the human, cultural, social, and distributive dimensions of property law. Using his body of work as a springboard, this Article explores the crosscurrents flowing between intellectual property and social justice. (read more)
5 BRIGHAM-KANNER PROPERTY RIGHTS CONF. J. 147 (2016).