Beach Preservation Group Joins Supreme Court Case
The court will decide whether state legislation to re-nourish eroded beaches constitutes regulatory taking or violates the Fifth Amendment. In concert with local government and association members in Florida, the ASBPA's financial support will also be used to share costs with the lawsuit's respondents for the professional services of Thomas Merrill, a respected property-rights scholar. The amicus brief is being prepared by Lewis Stroud & Deutsch.
ASBPA president Harry Simmons stated, "While the case before the court is technically a Florida matter, the results of the case could have implications for coastal communities nationwide.”