Sarasota Landowners Represented by Thor Hearne and True North Law File Motion Asking Court to Hold the Government Liable for Taking Property for the Sarasota Legacy Trail
About 200 Sarasota landowners whose property was taken for the development of the northern extension of the Legacy Trail public recreational rail-trail filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims asking the court to hold the federal government liable for taking their land without paying them compensation. The motion was filed by Thor...
True North Law Files Amicus Brief on behalf of Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in DOJ Lawsuit Against Texas
Apr 28, 2022 | Constitutional Law
Thor Hearne, Steve Davis, and True North Law have filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in United States v. State of Texas, the federal lawsuit brought by the Biden Administration against the State of Texas regarding Texas’ new election law statute. A copy of the amicus brief is available here....
Another group of landowners on the Sawyer Road to Ashton Road segment of the Legacy Trail have filed a lawsuit for compensation for their property. I filed this lawsuit last month and the case was assigned to Judge Meyers. A copy of the lawsuit (which also provides a helpful background and the more recent developments with Sarasota County) is...
Sarasota landowners affected by Legacy Trail up-in-arms about government’s taking and treatment of their property
As described in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s front-page story, Sarasota residents living along the Legacy Trail are enduring painful and unnecessary hardships due to the federal government’s taking of their land and the county’s construction of the Legacy Trail. Thor Hearne and True North Law represent hundreds of these affected landowners, and...
Feb 24, 2021 | Property Rights
The federal government took hundreds of Sarasota landowners’ property to extend the Legacy Trail. But rather than pay these owners that compensation the government admits they are owed, the government filed a motion arguing that the compensation it must pay should be decreased due to the “scope of the trail sponsor’s interest obtained by...
TRUE NORTH LAW FILES LAWSUIT IN MICHIGAN TO PROTECT OPEN AND FAIR ELECTION Oakland County election officials are barring poll challengers from observing the election process
Nov 2, 2020 | Constitutional Law
To assure this constitutional guarantee of equal protection and purity of elections, Michigan law provides that poll “challengers” can monitor election officials’ conduct of elections and assure that the election is conducted in accord with Michigan’s Constitution and Election Code. Individuals who have been designated as a “challenger” under...
Oct 6, 2020 | Constitutional Law
Michigan elections are not for sale. Out-of-state private interest groups funded by billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and others have paid millions of dollars to Michigan election officials in exclusively Democrat precincts and dictated how those jurisdictions will conduct the election. This is a privately-funded get-out-the-vote effort by...
Aug 31, 2020 | Property Rights
True North Law filed an amicus curiae (or “friend of the court”) brief in the United States Supreme Court urging the Court to review the case of a Hawaii property owner who was prohibited from developing its land by the State of Hawaii. True North filed its brief on behalf of four prestigious national property rights organizations and an esteemed property law scholar: Owners’ Counsel of America, the National Association of Reversionary Property Owners, NFIB Small Business Legal Center, Reason Foundation, and Law Professor Shelley Ross Saxer.
Sarasota Landowners Ask Federal Judge to Stop Removal of Private Property within Legacy Trail Right-of-way
Aug 7, 2020 | Uncategorized
Judge Schedules Hearing for Thursday August 13th Sarasota County has demanded that hundreds of landowners who own property abutting the Legacy Trail’s proposed northern extension remove all structures – such as fences, sheds, patios, decks, and swimming pools – from the Legacy Trial right-of-way, even though those structures have existed for...
A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Caquelin v. United States recently ruled unanimously in favor of an Iowa landowner whose property was taken by the federal government under the Trails Act for a public recreational rail-trail. Lawyers for the federal government argued the government was not required to pay Ms....
- Sarasota Landowners Represented by Thor Hearne and True North Law File Motion Asking Court to Hold the Government Liable for Taking Property for the Sarasota Legacy Trail
- True North Law Files Amicus Brief on behalf of Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in DOJ Lawsuit Against Texas
- Another group of landowners on the Legacy Trail have filed a lawsuit
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Sarasota landowners represented by @FederalTakings ask court to hold government liable for taking their land in violation of the 5th Amendment. https://truenorthlawgroup.com/sarasota-landowners-represented-by-thor-hearne-and-true-north-law-file-motion-asking-court-to-hold-the-government-liable-for-taking-property-for-the-sarasota-legacy-trail/ @invcondemnation
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