Stop the Stop the Beach Plurality!
21 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2011 Last revised: 29 Feb 2012
Date Written: April 25, 2011
The plurality opinion in Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection articulated a new doctrine of "judicial takings," and justified it with arguments drawing on text, history, precedent, and "common sense." This essay argues that the opinion falls makes a mockery of such forms of interpretation, represents raw pursuit of an ideological agenda, and indicates why the Regulatory Takings Doctrine more generally should be abandoned or limited.
Keywords: Regulatory Takings Doctrine, Judicial Takings
JEL Classification: K11, K20, K32, K40, Q20
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