Beacon Statement on Property Rights Court Victory
Today, the Beacon Center won an appeal in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals which will protect property rights in Nashville. The Court ruled that the city of Nashville cannot avoid constitutional protections for private property simply by taking individuals’ property through legislative action. This was an enormous win for our plaintiffs and a reminder to Nashville that it cannot force a small group of property owners to cover the cost of public works. We are thrilled not only for our plaintiffs but for all citizens living within the Sixth Circuit whose constitutional property rights are protected better today than they were yesterday.