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,”...
Amicus Brief (U.S. Supreme Court), 553 U.S. 181 (2008) Thor served as counsel for leadership of United States Senate and House of Representatives (Senators Mitch McConnell, Robert Bennett, Christopher S. "Kit" Bond and United States Representatives Roy Blunt, Lamar Smith and Vernon Ehlers) as amici curiae before the United States Supreme Court in...
Nov 4, 2019 | Property Rights
(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.
Nov 3, 2019 | Property Rights
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...
(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.
Oct 30, 2019 | Tax Court Litigation
(U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit), T.C. Memo 2014-79 (US Tax Court 2013), affirmed, 812 F.3d 982 (11th Cir. 2016)US Tax Court trial involving an $83 million dollar dispute with the IRS. A wealthy family donated property for a conservation easement and public park. The IRS disallowed the donation. After a two-week trial the IRS...
Oct 19, 2019 | Property Rights
Thor represented Arizona citizens and voters in a U.S. Supreme Court challenge of the 2012 redistricting plan for Arizona state legislative districts, where the redistricting commission produced a redistricting map with a nearly 9% population deviation, diluting the votes of thousands of Arizona voters. Thor argued this case before the Supreme...
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Big win for us at @FederalTakings. Thanks to @inversecondemnation for blogging. The case involves Florida landowners but will help landowners across the country. "Federal Circuit: When Road Is The Property Boundary, Owner's Fee Goes Up to the Centerline" https://shar.es/a3NeUN
True North announces huge victory for
landowners in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit https://truenorthlawgroup.com/true-north-wins-significant-victory-for-%e2%80%a8landowners-in-the-federal-circuit/ @invcondemnation
Thanks to @invcondemnation for blogging about our big win today in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for property owners. https://shar.es/a3N1pB
Congrats to @takinglawyer & @marzullalaw for $59 million settlement in breach-of-trust federal lawsuit on behalf of Quapaw tribal members in NE Oklahoma. https://marzulla.com/restoring-dignity-to-the-members-of-the-quapaw-o-gah-pah-tribe-of-oklahoma/
MO House passes Grain Belt Express legislation prohibiting use of eminent domain for private-entity "merchant lines" (high-voltage lines not built to accommodate purchase and sale of transmitted electricity to consumers within the state) @Missourinet: https://www.missourinet.com/2020/02/14/haahr-and-hansen-focused-on-missouri-property-rights-legislation/