Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Landowners’ Rights

A Big Win for Small Business

Alan Sexton Green Mountain Scribes 3/21/2012

Washington, D.C. – Karen Harned, executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center, today lauded the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Sackett v. EPA, to uphold landowner rights.

“Property rights are of enormous import to the hundreds […]

Senator Rand Paul Goes After the EPA

EPA Abuse 3/2/2012

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has introduced S. 2122, the Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2012, to reform federal water policy to protect land owners.

According to FreedomWorks writer Julie Borowski:

The bill would redefine “navigable waters” to explicitly clarify that waters must actually be navigable, protect the rights of states […]

Audio: Justice Alito oddly unimpressed with EPA procedures

Ed Morrissey 1/18/2012

A month ago, I wrote about the Supreme Court’s decision to take a close look at the EPA and the lack of due process afforded to property owners who run afoul of arcane regulations, regarding wetlands in this specific case. Sackett v EPA pits an Idaho couple who wanted to build […]

SCOTUS Justices ‘Blast’ EPA for telling Idaho couple they can’t build on ‘protected wetlands’

For more and more Americans, law has been supplanted by “regulation”–a governing set of rules not legislated by representatives accountable to the people, but invented by an activist bureaucracy, much of which is well to the left of either political party. As the newspapers blandly reported in 2010, the bureaucrats weren’t terribly bothered […]