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James S. Burling

Vice President of Litigation, Pacific Legal Foundation

Mr. Burling is Pacific Legal Foundation’s Vice President of Litigation and principal attorney in PLF’s Property Rights practice group.

Mr. Burling has been with PLF since 1983 and his cases involve regulatory takings, environmental and land use regulations, eminent domain, and Indian law. In 2001 he successfully argued a leading property rights case, Palazzolo v. Rhode Island, before the United States Supreme Court. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education courses on topics such as the regulation of wetlands, eminent domain, and the "taking" of private property. Mr. Burling is also the Chairman Emeritus of the Federalist Society’s Environmental Law and Property Rights Practice Group and a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

 


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Upcoming Events
Courthouse Steps: Oral Argument in National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Teleforum
October 11, 2017
Publications and Multimedia
Murr v. Wisconsin - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 7-20-17 featuring James S. Burling
July 20, 2017
Courthouse Steps: Murr v. Wisconsin Decided - Podcast
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
June 28, 2017
Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council at 25 - Podcast
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
April 07, 2017
Murr v. Wisconsin - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast featuring James S. Burling
April 06, 2017
Courthouse Steps: Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Murr v. Wisconsin - Podcast
Environmental Law & Property Rights Podcast
March 22, 2017
Final Agency Actions and Judicial Review: United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co.
Federalist Society Review, Volume 17, Issue 3
September 09, 2016
Unresolved Takings Questions Following the October 2012 Supreme Court Term - Podcast
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
September 18, 2013
Limits on Government Regulation of Real Property: Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District - Podcast
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
March 22, 2013
Coeur Alaska v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council – Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 10-7-09 featuring James S. Burling and Brandon M. Middleton
October 07, 2009
SCOTUScast 3-3-09 featuring James Burling and Brandon Middleton
Coeur Alaska v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council
March 03, 2009
Property Rights in the United States - Event Audio/Video
2007 National Lawyers Convention
November 16, 2007
James Burling reviews Property Matters by James Delong
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 3, Fall 1997
December 01, 1997
Widow Suitum Fights a "Strange Doctrine"
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 2, Spring 1997
May 01, 1997