Private Property

First They Ignore You . . .

The Ray family received some welcome news last week: their application got denied. Now, I know what you’re thinking; getting a rejection letter is rarely cause for celebration. But for the Rays, this isn’t a setback so much as an opportunity — an opportunity that has, until now, been denied to them.  When the Rays…

Cedar Point Nursery v. Gould

Private Property Must Be Respected

California regulations allow union organizers to enter private property and solicit the support of workers without compensating the property owner for the use of his property. No business owner should be forced to allow outside union organizers onto his property during business hours.

Sunnyside Gold Corporation v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Minimizes Responsibility For Water Spill And Leaves Neighbors Financially Liable

In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency released 3 million gallons of mineralized water at the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado. To minimize its responsibility for the spill, the EPA hastily designated a vast area surrounding the mine as a Superfund site and thereby subjected its neighbors to financial liability for its actions.

Michigan Family Wins 25-year Battle with Government Over Lake Access

Lakewood, CO. – October 2, 2018 – A generation-long battle over access to a lake in northern Michigan between private landowners and the U.S. Forest Service ended Monday when the United States Supreme Court denied an appeal by environmental groups, who sought to restrict recreational use of the lake (Herr v. U.S. Forest Service).  In 2010, David and Pamela Herr purchased land on the shore of…