29 April 2010

Could SCOTUS weigh in on the Highlands?

Probably not.  The Supreme Court gets many petitions every year and can only hear a few. 

But some farmers in the Highlands have asked the court to consider their plea.  They think that just being able to farm  (or the equivalent) on what sounds like good farmland, is not a sufficient use of the land.  So, when the Highlands prevented them from further development as a measure towards protection of drinking water, that it was an illegal taking.   

Was it a taking?  Only if the court says it was.  Some are balls and some are strikes...

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