Couple's Property Rights Battle Headed for High Court

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One Idaho couple's property rights battle with the government has reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mike and Chantell Sackett bought land in Priest Lake, Idaho, to build their dream home in a residential development.

As the Sacketts were preparing to build, however, the Environmental Protection Agency blocked them.

EPA officials informed them their property is protected wetlands and accused them of violating the Clean Water Act.

The agency then threatened to fine them $37,000 a day.

"Bullying, that's what the EPA does," Chantell Sackett told Spokane, Wash., TV station KXLY.

"They came into our life, took our property, put us in limbo, told us we can't do anything with it, and then threatened us with fines," she said.

The donor-supported Pacific Legal Foundation stepped in to take their case.  

The PLF said the Sacketts are just the latest victims of government regulatory abuse.

The Sacketts and their PLF attorney Damien Schiff  shared more about the case, on CBN News Channel Morning News, Oct. 14.

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