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General Railroad Right-of-Way Act

Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

A district court granted environmental groups' motions for summary judgment in a challenge to BLM's 2017 determination that it did not need to authorize a proposed water pipeline project in southern California because the project fell...

Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court held that a railroad right-of-way that crossed land the United States conveyed to a family in a 1976 land patent was an easement that was extinguished when the railroad formally abandoned it in 2004, thereby...