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So does the law of the land extend over the water is well our next -- lost his floating home.
Because his hometown.
Wanted to reclaim its water front -- now he's taking his case all the way to the US Supreme Court and the ruling could have a major impact all across the country.
Former floating homeowner paying close an -- is my guess this morning good morning to you sir.
Good morning aren't so I explain -- -- in simple terms what this argument is all about.
Basically a floating home is just a house that floats spoke to building code they pay property taxes.
-- homestead exemptions and they should come under state landlord tenant law.
Vs a houseboat that the type of vessel that has -- -- is used to.
-- so let's take a look at a picture of yours because it no longer exist correct.
That's correct what happened.
The city evicted me in state court singer -- a dangerous stocks and I won the state court addiction and then went to federal court and -- I have a vessel.
Federal judge -- my home.
-- it to Miami in ten months later he you know ordered -- -- that the US Marshal auction the city purchased my home distorted taxpayers' expense.
And you believe that this was pay back -- When I first moved to Riviera beach help they kill a 2.4 billion dollar redevelopment there was gonna take 24200.
Homes via eminent domain.
Along with the city -- -- been public for the previous hundred years.
To -- into remaining yachts in the upscale community.
And so you believe that that's why your home was ultimately destroyed now this is gone all the way.
To the Supreme Court what are the ramifications of this case -- it's not just about your town as it.
Oh certainly not the ramifications is should floating structures that include riverboat casinos.
Other floating homes floating restaurants to.
Loading yeah hotels.
That some floating power play different types of oral -- Rigs and stuff like that should they come under state jurisdiction or should they come under federal jurisdiction.
An argument -- those should come under state your.
-- OK so it's a state vs a federal issue.
Now if in fact you do win this case do you get your home back how does this work.
I'm not sure what's gonna happen -- Hopefully I'll be compensated for my home being illegally -- -- -- have to see what happens okay so the city would have to compensate you.
For your legal fees -- -- and where have you been living since your home was destroyed.
I've been living down in Miami.
Very interesting case we've talked a lot about eminent domain on the show this is yet another example of that.
-- those men and let -- -- with the Supreme Court that.
That's your world they drew much and reach out to Riviera beach Florida officials and have not yet heard back.
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