U.S. justices deliver blow to 'rails-to-trails' policy

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underdog57 wrote:

Nobody says that they can’t put a trail on Mr. Brandt’s property. If they wish to do so, they will have to come to an agreement with the owner of the property and pay up.
There is a big difference between a railroad and a foot trail – such a material change in the circumstances would likely have voided the original contract anyway.
The Fifth Amendment rules!

Mar 10, 2014 2:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

And yet these same paragons of landowner rights will tell landowners that they must tolerate fracking, mineral mining, and oil derricks built in their living rooms, like it or not.
That about sums up the influence of the rich and getting richer in this country.
Justice? Ridiculous.

Mar 10, 2014 2:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lag46 wrote:

A victory for property rights and property owners adverse to intrusions upon thei property.

Mar 10, 2014 2:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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