Arizona Ctr. for Law in the Pub. Interest v. Hassell

ELR Citation: ELR 20348
No(s). 1 CA-CV 89-134 (Ariz. Ct. App. Oct 6, 1992)

The court holds that an Arizona statute, which relinquished state claims to lands below the high watermark of all navigable watercourses, in order to protect existing private title assumptions violates the public trust doctrine and the state constitutional gift clause. The court first holds that the...