In todays show we get some time with Christina Martin. Christina is an attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation who achieved a stunning victory in front of the Supreme Court regarding home equity theft.
What is most amazing is that this case ever needed to get to the Supreme court in order to be resolved. If anything convinces you that we must constantly be vigilant and keep local governments to account, it is this shocking exercise of home equity theft that is far more common than you might think.
Render Unto Caesar
The core of this case is that the government does not deserve more than they are owed. If they liquidate your property to cover some debt, they should only be able to keep what they are owed. In this case, the government believed that if you owe them $10,000 and they sell your home for $100,000, they should get to keep the entire amount.
Stunning It Even Had To Go To The Supreme Court
The more shocking element of this case is that it had to go through multiple courts before it got to the Supreme Court – and in every case, those courts decided in favor of the state! What’s more, when the court did get to hear the arguments regarding home equity theft, they UNANIMOUSLY decided in favor of the home owner.
All That And More
The Pacific Legal Foundation has had not just one but THREE victories before the Supreme Court during this years session. With Christina Martin sharing her thoughts, we can get some insights into the process and how the good folks at PLF continue to fight for all of us and our property rights!