12 April 2010

New Reading for 231

As we get into some discussion of taking law, you should read Andrew Rice's recent piece in the Times Sunday Magazine called "Property Lines - A Stake in the Sand." Rice takes a closer look at the conflict between the state and homeowners who oppose beach nourishment.  If the state brings in sand to rebuild the eroded beach, it will create a public beach that the public could use and potentially diminish the value of these homes.  Is that the government's concern?  We'll see. The Supreme Court will issue a decision, Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, early this summer.

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