Marzulla Law Blog

Which Way to the Ark?

Which Way to the Ark?

At 11:30 p.m. on September 13, 2013, in Larimer County, Colorado, in response to a slow-moving cold front dropping record amounts of rainfall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation opened the flood gates of the Olympus Dam, which Reclamation controls and operates as part of...

read more
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...

read more
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),...

read more
Historic NYC Bookstore Battles Landmark Designation

Historic NYC Bookstore Battles Landmark Designation

Why would New York City’s Strand, one of the world’s largest and most venerable independent bookstores, oppose city designation as a historic landmark? According to the Strand’s owner, this designation will add a lot of municipal red tape that may sink her business....

read more