Caring for Those Who Care for Our Veterans

Caring for Those Who Care for Our Veterans

                      As the Civil War drew to a close, President Lincoln spoke of the nation’s duty “to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.” Today the primary...
Gone for Good or Just Gone

Gone for Good or Just Gone

Generally, the operation of the National Trails System Act, 16 U.S.C. § 1247(d), results in a compensable taking if the landowner possesses a “state law reversionary interest” in land subject to a railroad right-of-way that has been converted to trail use. The taking...
The Relentless March of Time

The Relentless March of Time

Over a year ago 62 landowners near the Dogtooth Bend Peninsula in southern Illinois sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Court of Federal Claims for taking their property rights. Jackson-Greenly Farm, Inc. v. United States, No 18-cv-1141L (August 30, 2019),...