On November 6, 2019, True North Law filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of property rights organizations and a prominent legal scholar in support of Georgia landowners whose land was taken by the federal government for a public recreational rail-trail.  The Cato Institute, Southeastern Legal Foundation, National Association of Reversionary Property Owners, and Professor of Property Law James W. Ely asked True North to file a brief on their behalf supporting these Georgia landowners.

The government wants to deny these landowners the compensation they are guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment.  The government is arguing that the landowners didn’t actually own their land and that, even if they did own their land, the new use of their land for a new public recreational trail is consistent with the former “railroad” use.

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