Monday, November 23, 2009

Post-Argument Panel on Stop the Beach

From Peter Byrne (Georgetown):

When: Wednesday, December 2nd, 12:15 PM

Where: Hart Auditorium, Georgetown University Law Center
              600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC

Immediately after oral argument in the Supreme Court, hear advocates discuss Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which presents the question whether a judicial change in the common law can “take” property from landowners in violation of the federal Takings Clause. The case also raises questions about how a state can legislatively address beach erosion and modify the boundaries between public tidelands and private uplands, issues that will grow in significance as sea levels rise due to global warming.  Briefs in the case can be found at


D. Kent Safriet, Hopping, Green and Sams, Counsel for Petitioner
Thomas Merrill, Yale Law School, Counsel for Respondents Walton County and City of Destin
Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute, Counsel for Amici, Cato Institute, et al.
John Echeverria, Vermont Law School, Counsel for Amicus, American Planning Association
Richard Lazarus, Georgetown University Law Center, Supreme Court Institute

Presented by: Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Program (GELPP) & Georgetown University Law Center Supreme Court Institute

For more information, contact Professor Peter Byrne at [email protected]

Ben Barros

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