Amicus Brief in Hardy v. United States Trails Act Taking Case

Amicus Brief in Hardy v. United States Trails Act Taking Case

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...

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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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Brandt v. United States amicus brief

Brandt v. United States amicus brief

(U.S. Supreme Court), 572 U.S. 93 (2014) We served as lead counsel for amici curiae Cato Institute, American Farm Bureau Federation, American Land Title Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Public Lands Council, and Property Law Professors James Ely, Jr., Richard Epstein, Donald Kochan, and Dale Whitman in a case filed by the U.S....

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Brott v. United States

Brott v. United States

(U.S. Supreme Court) We represented a group of Michigan property owners in this Trails Act taking case, concurrently filed in both the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, challenging the Tucker Act’s prohibition on filing taking cases against the United States over $10,000 in an Article...

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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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Lee v. Virginia State Board of Elections

Lee v. Virginia State Board of Elections

(U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit), 188 F. Supp.3d 577 (E.D. Va. 2016), affirmed 843 F.3d 592 (4th Cir. 2016) Thor was appointed by Virginia’s Attorney General as special counsel for the Commonwealth of Virginia to defend the state’s photo-voter ID law.  As lead trial and appellate counsel Thor successfully defended the Virginia...

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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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West Chelsea Buildings, LLC v. United States

West Chelsea Buildings, LLC v. United States

(U.S. Supreme Court) We represented property owners in New York City in takings litigation regarding the High Line, a popular elevated recreational park on the West Side of Manhattan.  Those landowners sought to appeal their claims for compensation under the Fifth Amendment for the taking of their property to the U.S. Supreme Court.  

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Bay Point Properties, Inc. v. Mississippi Transportation Comm’n

Bay Point Properties, Inc. v. Mississippi Transportation Comm’n

Amicus Brief (U.S. Supreme Court)We represented amici curiae Cato Institute, NFIB Small Business Legal Center, Southeastern Legal Foundation, National Association of Reversionary Property Owners, Property Rights Foundation of America, and Law Professors James W. Ely, Jr., Shelley Ross Saxer, and Ilya Somin.  This case challenged a Mississippi...

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