Short Circuit 179 | Taking Bees with the Police Power

Something that is not the bee’s knees is when the county mosquito sprayers forget to tell you to cover up your bees so they don’t get murdered. When the bee farmers sue, is that killing a taking under the Fifth Amendment? Jeff Redfern comes on to explain how the Fourth Circuit said no, but along the way made it easier for property owners to bring takings claims in other cases. And can federal employees go to court so they can feel free to Tweet #Resistance? Not any more, and perhaps not ever, as Adam Shelton tells us of another Fourth Circuit opinion.

Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Short-Circuit-179_otter.ai-FINAL.pdf
AFGE v. Office of Special Counsel, https://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/201976.P.pdf
Yawn v. Dorchester County, https://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/201584.P.pdf
Cert petition in Lech (tank case), https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Lech-rehearing-petition-filed.pdf
Jeff Redfern, https://ij.org/staff/jeffrey-redfern/
Adam Shelton, https://ij.org/staff/adam-shelton/
Anthony Sanders, https://ij.org/staff/asanders/

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