Author Archives: F. E. Guerra-Pujol

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.

Somin vs. Guerra-Pujol, round 2

Subtitle: “A rumble in the takings jungle” (by F. E. Guerra-Pujol) In my previous post, we reviewed Ilya Somin’s contention that the police power is generally exempt from the Takings Clause. I quickly rebutted this argument by citing a recent … Continue reading

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Somin vs. Guerra-Pujol, round 1

Subtitle: “A rumble in the takings jungle” (by F. E. Guerra-Pujol) As I mentioned in a previous post, my friend and colleague Ilya Somin and I disagree whether the Takings Clause requires the payment of compensation for coronavirus shutdowns. I … Continue reading

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Hope springs eternal

I interrupt my reply to Ilya Somin to share this beautiful film clip (hat tip: @kottke) with my loyal followers.

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A friendly reply to Prof Somin

Subtitle: “A rumble in the takings jungle” (by F. E. Guerra-Pujol) Yo, what’s up? For my part, I recently discovered that my friend and colleague Ilya Somin (pictured below, left), a law professor at George Mason University, wrote up this … Continue reading

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Who pays?

Subtitle: Just compensation for staying at home, part four (by F. E. Guerra-Pujol) At the end of my previous post, I mentioned that the power to order “non-essential” workers to stay at home arises out of a State’s general police … Continue reading

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How much?

Subtitle: Just compensation for staying at home, part three (by F. E. Guerra-Pujol; revised 3/28) I presented in two previous posts an outline of my natural rights or “takings” approach to the current economic lockdown. (See here and here.) In … Continue reading

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Ok, Boomers (social distancing hypocrisy edition)

Hello, fellow hobbits! I am once again interrupting my natural rights analysis of the economic shutdown to pose the following irreverent question: Why is it that the same elites (see two flagrant examples pictured below) who are shutting down all … Continue reading

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