Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Heads to the Supreme Court in the Defense of Rail-Trails @railstotrails
The case of Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust et al., v. United States, challenges the right of the United States to convert a federally-granted right-of-way into a rail-trail, a right established by Congress and long fought for and protected by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
On January 14, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the case. We expect a decision in June.
- Read the recap on our blog.
- Read the official transcript of the oral argument.
- Read our amicus brief in defense of rail-trails.
The Brandt property lies along the corridor of the Medicine Bow Rail Trail in Wyoming, a former disused rail corridor inside Medicine Bow National Forest that was converted into a public trail by the U.S. Forest Service and local supporters.