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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Federal court in NY rules governor's pandemic executive order not a regulatory taking under either Penn Central or Lucas. Thanks to @invcondemnation for the analysis: https://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/2020/09/ny-fed-ct-when-faced-with-a-society-threatening-epidemic-state-officials-are-empowered-to-infringe-f.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+inversecondemnationcom+%28inversecondemnation%29
Thanks to @CmteForJustice for hosting this timely program w/ @KarenHarned & @andashleysays: "COVID Liability Panel, Antitrust Abuse, New SCOTUS List & More" https://conta.cc/3kfru2l @NFIB
Looking forward to what looks like an outstanding CLE program tomorrow with @OwnersCounsel members @invcondemnation & @eminentdomainNJ: "Governmental Emergency Powers and the Constitutional Implications Arising from Pandemic Orders" https://shar.es/abAvR7 @ABAesq
Excellent interview of @SteveClarkeVA on the @J_Clint eminent domain podcast: "The Emotions of an Eminent Domain Case with Stephen Clarke" (aka Matt Damon) https://www.eminentdomainpodcast.com/podcast-episode-54-the-emotions-of-an-eminent-domain-case-with-stephen-clarke/
Great post by @invcondemnation: "There's no federal police power to regulate...health, safety, welfare, or morals, but as we know, federal power, although supposedly limited, is pretty wide-ranging. Just ask Farmer Filburn about his locally-grown wheat." https://shar.es/abZQht