Important read for property owners: JLF Court Brief Backs Landowners In Map Act Case

NCDOTJohn Locke Foundation – The John Locke Foundation on Friday filed an amicus brief with the N.C. Supreme Court, urging the state justices to uphold an appeals court ruling in the Map Act case.

“We’ve always felt that it was unfair, unnecessary, and unconstitutional,” said Jon Guze, legal policy analyst at the John Locke Foundation. “We’ve been urging the General Assembly to repeal it or at least reform it for a long time. We’d hoped that might happen this past term, but it didn’t.”

Earlier this year, the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled that the N.C. Department of Transportation’s use of the state’s Map Act amounted to a taking of property. Therefore, NCDOT owes property owners just compensation for their property.

The Map Act allows the N.C. Department of Transportation to prevent building permits from being issued on property listed in highway corridors.

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