Reliance Interests and Takings Liability for Rail-Trail Conversions: Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States

Wright, Danaya C.
March 2014
Environmental Law Reporter: News & Analysis;Mar2014, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p10173
The article discusses the U.S. Supreme Court case Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. U.S. The case deals with whether the U.S. retains an interest in rights-of-way that was created in the General Railroad Right of Way (FGROW) Act of 1875 if the land were patented into private ownership. It provides a background of FGROW and examines its judicial interpretations as well as the applicability of section 912 to abandoned FGROW, takings liability and reliance interests for rail-trail conversions.


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