Submitted by: Heather Gass

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March 21, 2012

Contact:
Damien M. Schiff                                 James S. Burling
Director of Litigation                          Principal Attorney
Pacific Legal Foundation                   Pacific Legal Foundation

“This is a great day for Mike and Chantell Sackett, because it confirms that EPA can’t deny them access to justice. EPA can’t repeal the Sacketts’ fundamental right to their day in court.”

— Damien M. Schiff,
PLF Principal Attorney
WASHINGTON D.C.; March 21, 2012: In a precedent-setting victory for the rights of all property owners, the United States Supreme Court today held that landowners have a right to direct, meaningful judicial review if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency effectively seizes control of their property by declaring it to be “wetlands.” More