Category: Rehnquist

Rent control’s prescient dissent: Part 2, impossible release

18 April, 2012 (09:23) | Cambridge, Fresh Pond, Harmon, Housing, Regulation, Rehnquist, Rent control, Rental, Supreme Court, Takings | 1 comment

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   The country falls in love with the rhetoric, and in the end we are stuck with tyrants. – Marcel Jazy, in Under Fire   Yesterday’s case-study exploration of the William Rehnquist Supreme Court dissent in Fresh Pond Shopping Center v. Callahan et al. acquainted […]

Rent control’s prescient dissent: Part 1, invisible seizure

17 April, 2012 (10:19) | Cambridge, Fresh Pond, Harmon, Housing, Regulation, Rehnquist, Rent control, Rental, Supreme Court, Takings |

By: David A. Smith   I like you people, but you are sentimental shits. You fall in love with the poets; the poets fall in love with the Marxists; the Marxists fall in love with themselves. – Marcel Jazy, in Under Fire   While rummaging through the Yee v. Escondido decision in search of understanding […]