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Victims of the Map Act won their case in the N.C. Supreme Court this month, but their victory will put even more pressure on the cash-strapped N.C. Department of Transportation.
Victims of the Map Act won their case in the N.C. Supreme Court this month, but their victory will put even more pressure on the cash-strapped N.C. Department of Transportation.
 
Homeowners whose property was taken by the government for highway projects may be out of luck if Gov. Roy Cooper signs the transportation bill on his desk.
Homeowners whose property was taken by the government for highway projects may be out of luck if Gov. Roy Cooper signs the transportation bill on his desk.
 
After decades of litigation and hundreds of millions of dollars in court-ordered settlements, the legislature has finally repealed the Map Act.
After decades of litigation and hundreds of millions of dollars in court-ordered settlements, the legislature has finally repealed the Map Act.
 
State senators voted June 12 to repeal the Map Act, the law allowing the N.C. Department of Transportation to freeze development on property within a highway corridor. The vote was unanimous.
State senators voted June 12 to repeal the Map Act, the law allowing the N.C. Department of Transportation to freeze development on property within a highway corridor. The vote was unanimous.
 
July 1 is when a moratorium on the Map Act expires. House Bill 131 would formally do away with the state’s Transportation Corridor Official Map Act.
July 1 is when a moratorium on the Map Act expires. House Bill 131 would formally do away with the state’s Transportation Corridor Official Map Act.
 
Forsyth Superior Court Judge John O. Craig III issued a July 6 sanction penalizing the N.C. Department of Transportation for missing a May 28 deadline for appraising Winston-Salem properties affected by the Map Act
Forsyth Superior Court Judge John O. Craig III issued a July 6 sanction penalizing the N.C. Department of Transportation for missing a May 28 deadline for appraising Winston-Salem properties affected by the Map Act
 
Shawn and Cindy Weeks would like nothing more than to move
 
The N.C. Court of Appeals released three separate rulings in Map Act cases, dealing another blow to the North Carolina Department of Transportation
The N.C. Court of Appeals released three separate rulings in Map Act cases, dealing another blow to the North Carolina Department of Transportation
 
It's time to pay up, a Superior Court judge told the N.C. Department of Transportation last week after issuing another order in a longstanding fight over the Map Act
It's time to pay up, a Superior Court judge told the N.C. Department of Transportation last week after issuing another order in a longstanding fight over the Map Act
 
Governments cannot realistically take enough money from citizens to pay for all the repairs and construction people say we need
Governments cannot realistically take enough money from citizens to pay for all the repairs and construction people say we need
 
Transportation planning in North Carolina took a wrong turn in 1987 when the General Assembly approved a controversial piece of legislation known as the Map Act
Transportation planning in North Carolina took a wrong turn in 1987 when the General Assembly approved a controversial piece of legislation known as the Map Act
 
A decision last year by the N.C. Supreme Court ordering the state to compensate fairly property owners who filed a lawsuit over the Map Act appeared to signal a win for all people living in planned highway corridors throughout North Carolina, most notably a proposed beltline around Winston-Salem
A decision last year by the N.C. Supreme Court ordering the state to compensate fairly property owners who filed a lawsuit over the Map Act appeared to signal a win for all people living in planned highway corridors throughout North Carolina, most notably a proposed beltline around Winston-Salem
 
The lead attorney representing landowners in a landmark property rights case says North Carolina residents must know how Gov. Roy Cooper's pick for transportation will handle compensation for the plaintiffs
The lead attorney representing landowners in a landmark property rights case says North Carolina residents must know how Gov. Roy Cooper's pick for transportation will handle compensation for the plaintiffs
 
A Superior Court judge has set a timetable for the N.C. Department of Transportation to complete appraisals and begin making deposits to property owners within highway corridors under the state's Map Act.
A Superior Court judge has set a timetable for the N.C. Department of Transportation to complete appraisals and begin making deposits to property owners within highway corridors under the state's Map Act.
 
The state's controversial Map Act could be coming to an end, as the House on Wednesday adopted a bill placing a one-year moratorium on any new corridor maps from being filed under the act
The state's controversial Map Act could be coming to an end, as the House on Wednesday adopted a bill placing a one-year moratorium on any new corridor maps from being filed under the act
 
The N.C. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision this month in Kirby v. North Carolina Department of Transportation
The N.C. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision this month in Kirby v. North Carolina Department of Transportation
 
The N.C. Supreme Court on Friday handed hundreds of property owners in highway corridors a victory by ruling unanimously that restrictions placed on landowners by the state's Map Act amounted to a use of eminent domain requiring just compensation
The N.C. Supreme Court on Friday handed hundreds of property owners in highway corridors a victory by ruling unanimously that restrictions placed on landowners by the state's Map Act amounted to a use of eminent domain requiring just compensation
 
Last Friday the John Locke Foundation filed a brief in support of the plaintiffs in Kirby v. NCDOT, a case that is currently before the NC Supreme Court. We filed as amicus curiae ("a friend of the court") because we wanted to bring certain facts and arguments to the Court's attention.
Last Friday the John Locke Foundation filed a brief in support of the plaintiffs in Kirby v. NCDOT, a case that is currently before the NC Supreme Court. We filed as amicus curiae ("a friend of the court") because we wanted to bring certain facts and arguments to the Court's attention.
 
The John Locke Foundation has a long-standing interest in the Map Act, which we have criticized for being "inefficient, unfair, and unnecessary." We have repeatedly urged the General Assembly to repeal or reform it. We have also taken a keen interest in Kirby v. NCDOT and in the legal and...
The John Locke Foundation has a long-standing interest in the Map Act, which we have criticized for being "inefficient, unfair, and unnecessary." We have repeatedly urged the General Assembly to repeal or reform it. We have also taken a keen interest in Kirby v. NCDOT and in the legal and...
 
It is inefficient, unfair, unconstitutional, and unnecessary. That's the assessment of North Carolina's Map Act from Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies.
It is inefficient, unfair, unconstitutional, and unnecessary. That's the assessment of North Carolina's Map Act from Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies.
 
Full-scale repeal offers the only solution for N.C. legislators to fix all problems tied to the state's Map Act. That's the conclusion of a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
Full-scale repeal offers the only solution for N.C. legislators to fix all problems tied to the state's Map Act. That's the conclusion of a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
 
Last week the NC House voted unanimously to approve a bill (HB 183) that would repeal in its entirety a contentious piece of legislation known as the Map Act. As I explained in a previous newsletter, when the General Assembly passed the Map Act in 1987 its declared purpose was...
Last week the NC House voted unanimously to approve a bill (HB 183) that would repeal in its entirety a contentious piece of legislation known as the Map Act. As I explained in a previous newsletter, when the General Assembly passed the Map Act in 1987 its declared purpose was...
 
A couple of weeks ago I discussed an excellent NC Court of Appeals decision in which the Court held that development moratoria imposed under the Map Act constitute takings for which just compensation must be paid. Today I'm happy to report that the General Assembly is already responding to that hold
A couple of weeks ago I discussed an excellent NC Court of Appeals decision in which the Court held that development moratoria imposed under the Map Act constitute takings for which just compensation must be paid. Today I'm happy to report that the General Assembly is already responding to that hold
 
As landowners wait to see if the N.C. Department of Transportation will appeal a recent decision enhancing property rights along highway corridors, lawmakers in Raleigh have filed bills that would limit the grip of the state's Map Act or eliminate it altogether.
As landowners wait to see if the N.C. Department of Transportation will appeal a recent decision enhancing property rights along highway corridors, lawmakers in Raleigh have filed bills that would limit the grip of the state's Map Act or eliminate it altogether.
 
On Tuesday the N.C. Court of Appeals handed down a ruling that strikes at the heart of a controversial piece of legislation known as the Map Act. Here at the John Locke Foundation, we have been urging the General Assembly to repeal or reform the Map Act for some time. Now, however, thanks to...
On Tuesday the N.C. Court of Appeals handed down a ruling that strikes at the heart of a controversial piece of legislation known as the Map Act. Here at the John Locke Foundation, we have been urging the General Assembly to repeal or reform the Map Act for some time. Now, however, thanks to...
 
Hundreds of North Carolinians who own property in swaths of land that the N.C. Department of Transportation has staked out for highways are awaiting action in state courts.
Hundreds of North Carolinians who own property in swaths of land that the N.C. Department of Transportation has staked out for highways are awaiting action in state courts.
 
The Map Act is "like a drug" for the N.C. Department of Transportation, allowing the department to limit development and other uses of targeted properties until the time and price are right for DOT acquisition.
The Map Act is "like a drug" for the N.C. Department of Transportation, allowing the department to limit development and other uses of targeted properties until the time and price are right for DOT acquisition.
 
North Carolina maintains one of the nation's most restrictive versions of the Map Act, which can freeze property development within proposed road corridors for years. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report documents one Forsyth County case in which Map Act restrictions have limited private...
North Carolina maintains one of the nation's most restrictive versions of the Map Act, which can freeze property development within proposed road corridors for years. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report documents one Forsyth County case in which Map Act restrictions have limited private...
 
How the Map Act threatens NC property owners: The North Carolina Map Act virtually freezes property development within proposed road corridors by blocking building permit and subdivision applications for up to three years.
How the Map Act threatens NC property owners: The North Carolina Map Act virtually freezes property development within proposed road corridors by blocking building permit and subdivision applications for up to three years.
 
North Carolina maintains one of the nation's most restrictive versions of the Map Act, which can freeze property development within proposed road corridors for years.
North Carolina maintains one of the nation's most restrictive versions of the Map Act, which can freeze property development within proposed road corridors for years.
 
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