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TAKINGS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: An Assessment of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments in Horne v. USDA

Timothy S. Bishop, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Stephen S. Schwartz, Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Richard A. Samp, Chief Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation

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Attorneys Win Prestigious Legal Writing Award for WLF-Published Paper

Washington Legal Foundation congratulates Richard Faulk and Donald Fowler of the law firm Hollingsworth LLP, recipients of a 2015 Distinguished Legal Writing Award from the Burton Awards, a non-profit program run in association with the Library of Congress.  WLF published the paper for which the attorneys received the award, a November 2014 Contemporary Legal Note, Federal Clean Air Act Preemption of Public Nuisance Claims: The Case for Supreme Court Resolution

As with all of the over 2,400 legal policy papers WLF has published in its 38-year history, Messrs. Faulk and Fowler authored the award-winning paper on a pro bono basis.

The paper can be read by clicking here.

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April 22, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Takings of Personal Property: An Assessment of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments in Horne v. U.S. Department of Agriculture
Timothy S. Bishop, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Stephen S. Schwartz, Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Richard A. Samp, Chief Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation
 
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