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Knick v. Scott, Pennsylvania, Township of

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a dismissal of a landowner's challenge to a town ordinance on takings grounds. The landowner argued the ordinance, which requires cemeteries on public and private property to be kept open and accessible to...

Reese River Basin Citizens Against Fracking, LLC v. Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

A district court denied an environmental group's motion to preliminarily enjoin BLM from issuing oil and gas leases in central and southwest Nevada due to allegedly defective environmental analyses. Although BLM has conducted a lease...

Horne v. Department of Agriculture: An Invitation to Reexamine “Ripeness” Doctrine in Takings Litigation

ELR Article

The U.S. Supreme Court’s relatively brief, unanimous decision issued on June 10, 2013, in Horne v. Department of Agriculture, has received little notice in comparison with the two other takings cases of the Court’s 2012-2013 term,...

National Wildlife Federation v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court dismissed an environmental group's APA lawsuit against EPA challenging 40 C.F.R. §124.55(b), which pertains to state certification of discharge permits issued by the Agency under the CWA. Specifically, the group...

Downing/Salt Pond Partners, L.P. v. Rhode Island

ELR Case

The First Circuit upheld the dismissal of a developer's federal takings claim against two state agencies for...