Tuesday, February 21, 2006

US Supreme Court Leaves Beach Walkers Alone

The Associated Press reports that the US Supreme Court declined to consider whether people have the right to stroll along the shores of the Great Lakes in Michigan.
Justices left undisturbed a state Supreme Court ruling last year that found beach walking is a right.
In its 5-2 ruling, Michigan's highest court said the area between the water and the ordinary high water mark on shore is accessible to all under the common-law doctrine of natural resources as a public trust.

I like that. You can't buy the right to keep other people from walking the beach.

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