President's weekly report — March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014 | By ROB RIVETT

Property Rights — Supreme Court Victory! The United States Supreme Court handed down an 8 – 1 victory in Brandt v. United States, a case brought and argued by our allies at Mountain States Legal Foundation.  As explained more in our blog here and in our amicus brief,  Brandt involved an attempt by the United States … ...


President's weekly report — November 1, 2013

November 01, 2013 | By ROB RIVETT

Environment & Clean Water Act Permitting The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a nice victory this week in Huron Mountain Club v. United States Army Corps of Engineers.  In that case, the Eagle Mine obtained permission from the State of Michigan to build a new copper mine — some of which would extend … ...


Rails-to-trails returns to the U.S. Supreme Court

October 01, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to grant review of the important property rights case, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States. The case arises from the federal government’s “Rails-to-Trails” program, which seeks to convert old, abandoned railroad tracks into recreational trails. As nice as that program may ...