Private Property

Center for Biological Diversity v. US Forest Service

Family Battles Property Rights Roadblocks

Case Summary Chuck Roady and his family had been working for nearly 20 years to secure the right to reliably access their private parcel of land within a national forest near the U.S.-Canadian border. Then green extremists threw a monkey-wrench into everything using federally-protected grizzly bears as a pretext. Case History The owner of an “inholding” –…

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.