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A very quick one today from the North Dakota Supreme Court. In Cass County Joint Water Resource District v. Aaland, No. 20200272 (Sep. 15, 2020), the court rejected a property owner’s request for a stay pending appeal of a trial court’s order allowing the district to enter the owner’s property “to conduct examinations, surveys, and mapping, including geomorphic examinations requiring installation of survey monuments.” The District had tried to negotiate an easement, but the…
Recently, we visited the site of a very well-known (and now very relevant) U.S. Supreme Court case. Why? Because we do things like that. See here, here, here, here, here, and here for some of our prior pilgrimages. We’ll have more on the visit later. but we thought we would try and make Friday a bit more interesting by not telling you the location, but seeing whether you can guess…
[Barista’s note: is it any coincidence that Constitution Day is just one day — a single day! — before National Cheeseburger Day? Two awesome days in a row a coincidence? We think not.] On the day we celebrate Constitution Day (or should we say Khaaaaan-stitution Day?) we have to admit that pretty much nothing beats One Named Kirk’s reading of the Preamble.  KIRK: This was not written for chiefs.Hear me! Hear this! Among my…
We’ve been meaning to write up the U.S. Court of Appeals’ decision in a case we’ve been followingProtect Our Parks, Inc v. Chicago Park District, No. 19-2308 (Aug. 231, 2020), but our Illinois colleague Mike Ryan was quicker on the draw. Rather than summarize Mike’s write up, we simply suggest you go to his firm’s blog and read “7th Circuit Rules Construction of the Obama Presidential Center Is Not A Taking
As if to respond to a sibling federal court’s recent order upholding a covid-reaction shut down orders, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania’s opinion in County of Butler v. Wolf, No.2:20-cv-00677 (Sep. 14, 2020) reaches an entirely different conclusion: The fact is that the lockdowns imposed across the United States in early 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are unprecedented in the history of our Commonwealth and our Country.…
The District Court’s bottom line in Lukes Catering Service, LLC v. Cuomo, No. 20-CV-1086 (Sep. 10, 2020)? The New York governor’s emergency orders aimed at coronavirus “imposing quarantines, mandating workforce reductions, closing schools, requiring face-coverings, and restricting activities of all types,” are not takings of the businesses of event, banquet, and catering services that have been shut down as a result. The specific emergency measure challenged was the order limiting gatherings to no more…