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The Trails Act: Railroading Property Owners and Taxpayers for More Than a Quarter Century

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The Trails Act: Railroading Property Owners and Taxpayers for More Than a Quarter Century

Arent Fox partner Thor Hearne and associates Lindsay Brinton and Meghan S. Largent wrote an article, titled “The Trails Act: Railroading Property Owners and Taxpayers for More Than a Quarter Century.”

In this article, the attorneys explained how, by presenting a practitioner’s view, the conflict between “the worthy objective the Trails Act was intended to achieve and the realities of how the Act serves to take property from landowners without providing the just compensation the Fifth Amendment requires.” They also elaborated that “several recommended changes to the Trails Act can reduce the inequities that result from its implementation.”

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