Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States

ELR Citation: 44 ELR 20049
No(s). 12-1173 (U.S. Mar 10, 2014)

The U.S. Supreme Court held that a railroad right-of-way that crossed land the United States conveyed to a family in a 1976 land patent was an easement that was extinguished when the railroad formally abandoned it in 2004, thereby leaving the family's land unburdened. The U.S. government initiated t...