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The war on renters

Anthony Sanders
Attorney, The Institute for Justice
              This Wednesday, March 6, 2013 photo shows the apartment building at 1475 Madison Avenue in New York. Officials want to demolish existing areas on public housing properties _ a baseball field, a community center, a parking lot _ and build more than half a dozen brand-new luxury apartment complexes. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Ever rented an apartment or a house? If so, you were a “social problem.” You undermined the health of your community. You caused crime and created nuisances. The fact that you did not actually commit any crimes, vandalize property or fail to pay the rent is irrelevant. Simply by being a renter you degraded the neighborhood.

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently handed down a big win for property rights by unanimously ruling that property owners can take the Environmental Protection Agency to court when it wrongly declares their property a federally protected wetland. Judicial review is critical to ensuring that property rights are not subject to the whim of petty bureaucrats.