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Sackett Vs. EPA: Your Right To Live in Your Land

EPA: We think your dry lot is wetlands, and there`s nothing you can do about it.

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Sackett Vs. EPA: Your Right To Live in Your Land. EPA: We think your dry lot is wetlands, and there`s nothing you can do about it.
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Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 621 Posts
Friday, August 8, 2014 11:36:36 PM
Update: As of October 2013 the Sacketts still hadn't succeeded in demonstrating that their land isn`t wetlands so they could build their house:

NW News Network (10/2/`13): "A Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling, But Still No House For Idaho Couple"

Michael Sackett went on to get busted for sex trafficking of children:

KXLY4 (12/24/`13): "Court: Former EPA crusader arrested for sex trafficking"

He plead not guilty and, last I can find, was still under house arrest pending trial, which he had delayed under appeal.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 621 Posts
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:09:11 PM
Update: The Sacketts won their US Supreme Court case against the EPA 9 to 0. The Supreme Court ruled that the EPA could not force people to accumulate potential fines while they waited for a review of potential violations, and that people served with EPA compliance orders to stop development had the right to sue immediately to change the order.

In the decision Justice Samuel Alito said that that the treatment of the Sacketts, and others denied a right to sue EPA, was "unthinkable" in a country that values due process.

This means that the Sacketts can now sue to change the order that says that they're in violation, instead of having to wait for the EPA and potentially HUGE fines. (Couldn`t find any info on whether they succeeded.)

For details see:
Opinion recap: Taking EPA to court

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 621 Posts
Sunday, March 18, 2012 5:45:27 PM
@patticakes: That's a demonstrably absurd claim to make.

First of all, the EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon, who is a Republican. Are you trying to tell me that *Nixon* is a liberal communist?!?!

The head of the EPA at the time this incident occurred was Stephen L. Johnson (2005-2009), who was appointed by George W. Bush (another commie liberal?).

Furthermore, some people DESERVE TO HAVE THEIR LIVES MADE A LIVING HELL BY REGULATORY AGENCIES. Not the Sacketts, of course, but if you think the EPA isn`t necessary then you need to learn some history. It may have problems, but don`t throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Please, educate yourself on what exactly the Environmental Protection Agency does for you.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 460 Posts
Monday, March 12, 2012 7:24:16 PM
When regulatory agencies can make your life a living hell, then you know government is too big. We need to get our country back from these statist freaks. They want to make our nation into a third world country. We have to get rid of the EPA. Enough of these communists! I can assure you everyone who works at the EPA is Democrat. Vote not just Republican, vote Conservative!

Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Monday, March 12, 2012 8:42:00 AM
I guess anything done in Senate is considered due process. Douches.

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