January 13, 2012

Peter Schiff interviews the Sacketts and Damien Schiff

By Peter Schiff interviews the Sacketts and Damien Schiff

Following oral argument at the Supreme Court in Sackett v. EPA, the Sacketts and their attorney, PLF’s Damien Schiff, were invited to appear on several radio shows to talk about the case, including the Victoria Taft show out of Portland, the Lars Larson show which is syndicated nationwide, and by Peter Schiff.  Here is a link to the Peter Schiff interview.

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Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency

Chantell and Michael Sackett received a local permit to build a modest three-bedroom home on a half-acre lot in an existing, partially built-out residential subdivision in Priest Lake, Idaho. The home poses no threat to water quality but federal EPA regulators nonetheless declared their property to contain a wetland and demanded they stop all work and restore the lot to its natural condition or pay fines of up to $75,000 per day. When they sued to challenge this order, EPA asserted they had no right to judicial review. The district court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed, and tossed their lawsuit out of court. The United States Supreme Court unanimously reversed, ruling that failure to allow the lawsuit violated the Sacketts’ constitutional due process rights. They are now litigating their claims in federal district court in Idaho.

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