President’s weekly report — July 26, 2013

July 26, 2013 | By ROB RIVETT

Property Rights — Victory in North Carolina We finally put an end to the Williamson County remove-and-dismiss gambit in the 4th Circuit with a decision in Sansotta v. Town of Nags Head.  As explained in our blog post, Williamson County was a Supreme Court decision that held that a landowner must sue a local or state … ...


Taxonomic tug-of-war : the White Bluffs bladderpod

July 24, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

One county in Eastern Washington made headlines this week when it announced that the White Bluffs bladderpod does not exist.  The small, flowering plant is on the fast track to being listed as a “threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act.  But Franklin County recently received the results of a University of Idaho genetic st ...