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...

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True North Law Files Amicus Brief on behalf of Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in DOJ Lawsuit Against Texas

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....

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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...

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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

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...

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Sarasota FL – Legacy Trail Easement

Sarasota FL – Legacy Trail Easement

This lawsuit is a Fifth Amendment taking case in which Sarasota County Florida landowners ask this Court to order the federal government to pay them for property the federal government took from them. The government took these owners’ land for the northern extension of the Legacy Trail between Sarasota and Venice. The Legacy Trail is a public...

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St. Bernard Parish Gov v. United States

St. Bernard Parish Gov v. United States

 Amicus Brief (U.S. Supreme Court) We represented amici curiae NFIB Small Business Legal Center, Reason Foundation, Southeastern Legal Foundation, National Association of Reversionary Property Owners, Property Rights Foundation of America, and Professor James W. Ely, Jr., in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme...

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Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer

Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer

 Amicus Brief (U.S. Supreme Court), 137 S.Ct. 2012 (2017)  We served as counsel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and in the U.S. Supreme Court for the National Association of Evangelicals as an amicus party in this First Amendment religious freedom case.  The case challenged the Missouri state constitution’s “Blaine Amendment,”...

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Shoemaker v. Kander

Shoemaker v. Kander

(Missouri Supreme Court), 464 S.W.3d 171 (Mo. 2015). Thor successfully represented Missouri Farmers Care, a coalition of agricultural groups, in defense of Missouri Constitutional Amendment 1, the “Right to Farm Amendment” in a statewide recount and state supreme court election contest.

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