Monterey (IJ Amicus)

City of Monterey v. Del Monte Dunes
IJ Helps California Developer Who Was Blocked by Government from Developing Property (IJ Amicus)

In 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a jury verdict against Monterey, Calif., for refusing to allow property owners to develop their property.  The Institute co-authored an amicus curiae brief in City of Monterey v. Del Monte Dunes with the nation’s leading constitutional scholar on such takings—University of Chicago law professor Richard Epstein.

Essential Background

 

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Latest Release: Victory for Property Rights Hailed by Institute for Justice (May 24, 1999)

 

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Release: Monterey Case Gives Supreme Court Opportunity To Strengthen Property Rights Protection (October 6, 1998)

 

Legal Briefs and Decisions

 

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Case Timeline

Filed Lawsuit:

 

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Case Completed; Victory for Property Owner & IJ

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May 24, 1999:  U.S. Supreme Court upheld a jury verdict against Monterey, California, for refusing to allow property owners to develop their property 

 

 

 

Additional Releases

 

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MAP: State Supreme Court Rulings On Eminent Domain for Private Development

 

 

IJ’s first-ever nationwide census of eminent domain abuse:  Public Power, Private Gain


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