The Appalachian Trail to the Supreme Court

The Appalachian Trail to the Supreme Court

On June 15, 2020 the Supreme Court held that traditional property law and statutory language combine to make the Appalachian Trail, maintained by the National Park Service,  a Congressionally granted right to use Forest Service land—removing a major obstacle to the...
Taking Discovery Disputes to Court

Taking Discovery Disputes to Court

On March 31, 1992, Mingo Logan and United Affiliates entered into a lease, which allowed Mingo Logan to operate a coal mine (known as Spruce No. 1) in West Virginia. In 2007, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Section 404 wetland permit to Mingo Logan. Under...
Taking Control of Mississippi River Flows

Taking Control of Mississippi River Flows

In 1954, the United States Army Corps of Engineers advised Congress of an impending economic catastrophe likely to result if the Government did not try to channel flows back into the lower Mississippi River that had been increasingly diverting into the Atchafalaya...