Lucas at 25 podcast
I’ll be doing a Federalist Society podcast today on Lucas at 25.
This spring marks the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council. In Lucas, a 5-4 Court majority held that a state law can effect a “regulatory taking” and trigger inverse condemnation requirements if it deprives an owner of all viable uses of his land. Join our panel to hear a discussion of questions such as: Did Lucas mark a major change in Supreme Court regulatory takings doctrine? Was the decision about right, or did it go too far or not far enough? Is Lucas still relevant to regulatory takings law today, and what are the chances that the decision might be reconsidered or extended?
- James S. Burling, Vice President for Litigation, Pacific Legal Foundation
- Professor Eric R. Claeys, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School
- Professor Michael A. Wolf, Professor of Law, Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Call begins at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
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One of the most fundamental rights of American citizens is the right to seek redress from illegal government action in a court of law. But the federal government has an arsenal of weapons it wields to deny or curtail this right. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the government’s attempts to stifle landowner suits challenging federal agency action under the Clean Water Act.