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Federal Courts Standards for Ripeness and Takings Claims - Podcast

Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group

March 30, 2010

J. David Breemer, Daniel L. Siegel, Donald J. Kochan

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  Federal Courts Standards for Ripeness and Takings Claims - MP3
Running Time: 00:52:58

Justiciability doctrines, particularly ripeness, have a particularly important role in takings challenges to permitting decisions.  These doctrines take on a gatekeeping role governing access to the courts.  Ripeness is one such doctrine.  And the federal court standards have particularly poignant consequences for property owners who wish to bring Fifth Amendment Takings Claims for the effects governmental actions have on their property rights.  This lack of access often leaves property owners without redress and may create perverse incentives for regulators.


  • Mr. J. David Breemer, Pacific Legal Foundation 
  • Mr. Daniel L. Siegel, State of California Attorney General's Office
  • Moderator: Prof. Donald Kochan, Chapman University School of Law

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San Remo Hotel, L.P. v. City and County of Sacramento
Williamson Plannin Comm'n v. Hamilton Bank
“Property Rights in the Ninth Circuit and Beyond" by J. David Breemer, Damien Schiff, Elizabeth A. Yi, March 20, 2008
"Ripening Federal Property Rights Claims" by J. David Breemer, November 16, 2009
"Ripe Standing Vines and the Jurisprudential Tasting of Matured Legal Wines: Property and Public Choice in the Permitting Process" by Donald J. Kochan, BYU Journal of Public Law

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