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By James S. Burling

Weekly litigation report — January 19, 2019

Oral argument held again in Knick at the Supreme Courf

On January 16, the Supreme Court heard reargument in Knick v Scott Township, the case where Ms Knick sued the town after the town declared that the public could trespass on her property in order to search for some old stones, claimed to be colonial-era graves Ms Knick is seeking the right to sue in federal court The argument went well and the Justices understand our arguments We are cautiously optimistic that at least five justices will agree that landowners should be able to sue local government in federal court when the government takes private property For more, see

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By David J. Deerson

PLF files Answering Brief in Center for Biological Diversity v. Zinke

Today, PLF filed our Answering Brief in the Ninth Circuit in the case of Center for Biological Diversity v. Zinke urging the court to affirm the District of Alaska’s dismissal. During the … ›

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By Kathy Hoekstra

Ms. Knick goes to Washington. Again.

When you first meet Rose Knick, you’re hard-pressed to find evidence that she could trigger a true property rights renaissance across the country. That was certainly the case for the … ›

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