Supreme Court Decides Against Private Property Owners

The Supreme Court ruled for state power and against landowners in a landmark decision that will allow a beach-widening project to go forward without compensation.

The Washington Post reports that the court voted to reject a challenge by six homeowners in Florida's Panhandle who "argued that a beach-widening project changed their oceanfront property into oceanview."

The Court's decision nullified the homeowners' claim that this action was a taking and would require just compensation. It also took away the homeowners' rights to exclusive access to the beach.

Thanks to Stephen Rynas

Full Story: Fla. homeowners lose beach dispute at high court

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