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Dramatic State Cases Largely Support Property Rights

October 1, 2004

Steven J. Eagle

The state courts have continued to issue environmental law and property rights cases. Some support private property rights. Others defer to commandand-control regulation. However, the trend seems to favor property rights, with the most dramatic case being the Michigan Supreme Court’s repudiation of its Poletown Doctrine in County of Wayne v. Hathcock....

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