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Property rights

Save Our Little Vermillion Env't v. Illinois Cement Co.

The court holds that although an environmental group possesses certain subsurface ownership rights to a property, a cement company that possesses the property's surface rights owns limestone on and under the surface of the property....

United States v. Shumway

The court reverses a district court summary judgment decision that ordered the owners of unpatented mill site claims in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona to remove themselves and all their things from the sites and to restore the...

Moore v. State

The court holds that the Alaska mining commissioner permissibly nullified the mining rights acquired by a mining claims locator on state-selected federal lands. The court first holds that the commissioner did not err in finding that the...