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Speaker Panels & Awards
Property Rights Foundation of America
Tenth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights
October 14, 2006

Photos: Peter J. LaGrasse

Tenth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights


Carol W. LaGrasse, P.E., President, Property Rights Foundation of America
"Looking Over the Wall"

The Opening Address

Bonner R. Cohen, Ph.D., Senior Fellow,
The National Center for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C.
"Environmentalism and Its Consequences"
Bonner R. Cohen, Ph.D.


Panel I - Success in the West

Karen Budd-Falen, Esq., Senior Attorney, Budd-Falen Law Office, P.C., Cheyenne, Wyo.
"RICO Action—Rancher Stops BLM Access Extortion"
Karen Budd-Falen, Esq.


James K. Chilton, Jr., Chilton Ranch & Cattle Co., Arivaca, Arizona
"Turning the Tables — Defamation Suit Defeats Environmental Group"
James K. Chilton, Jr.


Panel II - Focus on Eminent Domain

James E. Morgan, Esq., Principal, Galvin & Morgan, Counselors at Law, Delmar, N.Y.
"The Eminent Domain Crisis"
James E. Morgan


Jim Malatras, Legislative Director, Office of Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky,
New York State Assembly
"Update on Eminent Domain in the New York State Legislature"
Jim Malatras


Gideon Kanner, Professor of Law Emeritus, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
"Eminent Domain—Where We Are, Where We've Been, & Where We Should Be Going"
Gideon Kanner


Keynote Address

John Fund, Opinion Columnist, The Wall Street Journal, New York, N.Y.
"Private Property Rights—Freedom in the Balance"
John Fund


Panel III - Property Rights Directions in America

Nathaniel R. Dickinson, Wildlife Biologist, Altamont, N.Y.
"Wild Cities, Suburb Zoos and Rural Outrages —
Reflections on My Career in Wildlife Management"
Nathaniel R. Dickinson


Jason Knox, Esq., Staffer, Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Forests,
U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
"Update on Property Rights in the U.S. Congress"
Jason Knox


Fred V. Grau, Jr., President, Grasslyn, Inc., State College, Pennsylvania
"Invasive Species—Regulation by Fraud"
Fred V. Grau, Jr.


Robert J. Smith, President, Center for Private Conservation
& Senior Adjunct Scholar, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.,
"The Endangered Species Act—Can It Be Reformed"
Robert J. Smith



Panel IV - Linear Parks—A Radical Preservation Tool

Linda S. Rowley, Railroad Impact Committee of the Hilltowns, Haydenville, Massachusetts
"Corruption in Trail Funding"
Linda S. Rowley


Peyton Knight, Director of Environmental & Regulatory Affairs,
The National Center for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C.
"National Heritage Areas—An Appearance of Innocence"
Peyton Knight


Closing Address

Lawrence Kogan, Esq., J.D., LLM,
Institute for Trade, Standards, and Sustainable Development (ITSSD)
Princeton, New Jersey
"Private U.S. Intellectual Property Rights Under International Assault"
Lawrence Kogan, Esq., J.D., LLM

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