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How CRC Exposes Judicial Lobbying by Special Interests

THE TAKINGS PROJECT:
Using Federal Courts to Attack Community and Environmental Protections


by Douglas T. Kendall & Charles P. Lord
Community Rights Counsel
April 1998


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY HTML 

CHAPTER 1: Introduction HTML or PDF

CHAPTER 2: The Takings Clause, Takings Doctrine Circa 1985 & Richard Epstein's Theory HTML or PDF

CHAPTER 3:The Origins of the Takings Project HTML or PDF

CHAPTER 4:The Takings Project HTML or PDF

CHAPTER 5: The Results HTML or PDF

CHAPTER 6:Implications and Conclusions HTML or PDF

For a hard copy of the report, contact Community Rights Counsel at 202-296-6889 or crc@communityrights.org

The Takings Project: Using Federal Courts to Attack Community and Environmental Protections, is a comprehensive investigative report that chronicles and critiques the increasingly successful campaign by conservative legal activists to use the court system to further an anti-regulatory political agenda. The report traces what it dubs the "Takings Project" from its roots in the U.S. Justice Department under Attorney General Edwin Meese, through the systematic efforts of developers and property rights groups to move takings cases through the court system and finally to the case law, where conservative jurists have ignored procedural rules and made significant leaps in the face of precedent in order to upend the accepted interpretation of the Takings Clause.

Additional Background on The Takings Project

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