Nick Dranias

Nick Dranias Talks Tombstone

Posted on April 09, 2013 | Author: Nick Dranias
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This month, the Goldwater Institute's own Nick Dranias participated in a panel hosted by the Federalist Society with Prof. Peter Appel, a University of Georgia law professor, and Dean Reuter of the Federalist Society.

The City of Tombstone is squaring off against the U.S. Forest Service over water rights in a fight to rescue “The Town Too Tough to Die.” Citing the Wilderness Act, the Forest Service is refusing to allow the city to repair its waterlines to mountain springs it has owned for nearly seventy years – and which date back to the 1880s. This refusal is threatening residents, private property and public safety with the risk of a total loss of fire protection and safe drinking water.

The Goldwater Institute is representing the City of Tombstone because the 10th Amendment protects states and their subdivisions from federal regulations that prevent them from using and enjoying their property in order to fulfill the essential functions of protecting public health and safety.

You can listen to the panel here.

Read more about the case here.

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