Cleveland Botanical Garden v. Wade

Brief Details

James T. Knight II
Law & Liberty Fellow
Jeffrey Redfern
Rob Johnson
Senior Attorney
Date Filed
In 1873, Jeptha Wade donated 73 acres of land to the City of Cleveland on the express condition that the land be kept "open at all times to the public." In this brief, we explain that the City's attempts to disregard that provision violate the Contracts Clause.