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Fifth Amendment

General III, LLC v. Chicago, City of

A district court dismissed a lawsuit concerning the city of Chicago’s delay in issuing an operating permit for a recycling facility in the city’s Southeast Side neighborhood. The company argued its constitutional rights were being...

Yawn v. Dorchester County

The Fourth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for a county in South Carolina in a lawsuit concerning the county's alleged taking of honey sellers' bees. The sellers argued their bees died after the county sprayed pesticide in an effort...

North American Butterfly Ass'n v. Wolf

The D.C. Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court's dismissal of a conservation group's suit to block the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from constructing a border wall near the National Butterfly Center in...

Upstream Addicks and Barker (Texas) Flood-Control Reservoirs

The Court of Federal Claims held the U.S. government liable for the flooding of homes and businesses near two dams managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Houston during Hurricane Harvey. Property owners argued that the...

North American Butterfly Ass'n v. Nielsen

A district court dismissed a conservation group's suit to block the Department of Homeland Security from constructing a border wall near the National Butterfly Center in southern Texas. The group argued that the Department violated the...

Northwest La. Fish & Game Preserve Comm'n v. United States

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision setting aside the U.S. Forest Service's State Petitions Rule and reinstating the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, more commonly known as the "Roadless Rule," pending the Service's...

SDDS, Inc. v. South Dakota

The court holds that a state referendum that nullified a statute approving the construction and operation of a municipal solid waste facility did not violate the Equal Protection Clause, Commerce Clause, or Due Process Clause of the U.S...

United States v. Mitchell

The court holds that statements made by two district water system operators to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during a criminal investigation may not be suppressed in an action against them for falsifying the water...