The U.S. Supreme Court just issued President Barack Obama a massive defeat. The Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) couldn’t defend their requirements for property owners to obtain a so-called “use permit” from the federal government.
The rule was so unconstitutional that even the liberal justices voted against Obama’s EPA. It was a unanimous result!
The U.S. Supreme Court just made it easier for individuals and companies to challenge federal agencies’ authority to regulate private property under federal law — a decision with huge implications for a major Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation.
Chief Justice John Roberts sided with Hawkes Co., a family-owned business in North Dakota, that wanted to extract peat from wetlands they owned in northern Minnesota. The court said Hawkes could immediately challenge a federal agency’s decision to prevent them from using their private property.
Today’s ruling marks a long-awaited victory for individual liberty, property rights, and the rule of law,” M. Reed Hopper, an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), which represented the Hawkes.
Via Daily Caller
This is great news. Every day, the federal government grows in size and power. People should have a right to use their private land as they see fit, instead of asking for “permission” from the federal government.
For decades, the EPA has been taking control of property in this way, which is why the decision is so historic. A fantastic victory for property owners and for liberty.
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