Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council (Great American Court Cases)
Legal Citation: 505 U.S. 1003 (1992)
David H. Lucas
South Carolina Coastal Council
The South Carolina State Beachfront Management Act deprived the petitioner of profitable use of his property by prohibiting construction of new dwellings on his parcels. Thus, it must compensate the petitioner.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
A. Camden Lewis
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
C. C. Harness III
Justices for the Court
Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia (writing for the Court), Clarence Thomas, Byron R. White
Harry A. Blackmun, David H. Souter, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
29 June 1992
The Court ruled that the petitioner suffered a "taking;" his property was rendered "valueless" by South Carolina statute and he was thus entitled to "just compensation."
Although the South Carolina Supreme Court decided that state regulations "were...
(The entire section is 2063 words.)
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