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Kunkes v. United States

ELR Citation: ELR 21107
Nos. 95-5031, 78 F.3d 1549/(Fed. Cir., 03/15/1996)

The court holds that a federal statutory requirement that holders of unpatented mining claims pay $100 per claim in 1993 and 1994 or else forfeit their claims did not effect an uncompensated taking of claimholders' property in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution....

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