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Justiciability doctrines, particularly ripeness, have a particularly important role in takings challenges to permitting decisions.  These doctrines take on a gatekeeping role governing access to the courts.  Ripeness is one such doctrine.  And the federal court standards have particularly poignant consequences for property owners who wish to bring Fifth Amendment Takings Claims for the effects governmental actions have on their property rights.  This lack of access often leaves property owners without redress and may create perverse incentives for regulators.


  • Mr. J. David Breemer, Pacific Legal Foundation 
  • Mr. Daniel L. Siegel, State of California Attorney General's Office
  • Moderator: Prof. Donald Kochan, Chapman University School of Law