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...
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...
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....

Love Terminal Partners v. United States

On June 20, 2019, the Supreme Court is expected to decide whether to issue a writ of certiorari in Love Terminal Partners v. United States, No. 18-1062. In 2006, Congress passed the Wright Amendment Reform Act, which codified a five-party agreement among the cities of...