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...
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...
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,”...
(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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True North Law's Founding Partner Thor Hearne explains rails-to-trails takings & government flooding cases on @J_Clint's Eminent Domain Podcast https://www.eminentdomainpodcast.com/podcast-episode-49-thor-hearne/
Thanks to @FedSoc for hosting this important teleforum. https://fedsoc.org/events/covid-19-impacts-on-environmental-enforcement-compliance
The Federal Circuit recently reaffirmed precedent governing the way courts evaluate the taking of private property in Rails-to-Trails litigation.
Big win for landowner - US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirms prior precedent against the federal government in Trails Act 5th Amend. taking case. We filed an amicus brief on behalf of @CatoInstitute @reason @invcondemnation & others. https://truenorthlawgroup.com/big-win-for-landowner-in-case-where-true-north-law-filed-influential-amicus-brief/
Our sincere condolences to Dr. Wade's family and friends, and many thanks to Robert Thomas for this post. We are grateful to have learned from Dr. Wade most recently at this past @ALI_CLE eminent domain conference. @invcondemnation: "Aloha, Bill Wade PhD" http://ow.ly/k38k50zQmag